Northeast Gateway Project

Huntley - Wilson Bridge - Worthington Galena Realignment Project

The City of Worthington is partnering with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to improve congestion and traffic flow at the intersection of Huntley Road, Wilson Bridge Road, and Worthington Galena Road, which is also known as the "Northeast Gateway." Planning for this major realignment project began in 2013 to address safety and congestion issues at the problematic intersection.  Funding for the project is provided through a combination of MORPC Attributable Funds, ODOT, The Ohio Public Works Commission, and local dollars. The total cost is just under $18 million. 

What is Happening with the Project Now

The project is entering Phase 2  Crews have finalized utility relocation and constructed new roadbeds for the realignment of the intersection. Several temporary road closures and detours will occur during late spring as new asphalt, curbing and gutters, roadways, storm sewers and new signals are built. (See the list of closures below) Once completed this summer, traffic will shift to the new roadways. The old roads will be closed and removed. Drivers can expect lane closures, road closures, detours, and other changes or disruptions to traffic patterns as construction continues. The City of Worthington will work closely with ODOT, Paving the Way, local news outlets, and through our communication channels to update road and travel conditions through the area.
June 6 through June 13, 2021

East Wilson Bridge Road will close at the railroad tracks. 

Work continues to enhance the East Wilson Bridge railroad crossing after preliminary improvements were done last year. Now that the road construction project is in full swing, both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad companies will install completely new crossings while ODOT installs portions of a new sidewalk and walking path. Detours will be posted.
RR CLOSING - WB 6-2021

The closure will include East Wilson Bridge Road from the railroad tracks heading east to the Worthington Galena intersection. The old Worthington Galena intersection will also be closed during this time and traffic will be switched to the new pavement alignment on Worthington Galena Road South. Huntley Road will remain open during this time but traffic heading west on East Wilson Bridge Road will be detoured. 

East Wilson Bridge Detour
E Wilson Bridge Detour Map June 6-13 Opens in new window
June 14 through June 18, 2021

Huntley Rd will close at the railroad tracks between Worthington Galena and Schrock Road

Detours will be posted. CSX will be installing a completely new rail crossing as well as aligning it with the new roadway.  A new bike and pedestrian lane will be included at the crossing.  Access to businesses between Worthington-Galena and the railroad tracks from the north will remain, but no through traffic will be permitted.
Huntley Road Detour
Huntley Rd Detour Map June 14-18 Opens in new window
May 17 through May 21, 2021

Worthington Galena Road is back open after being closed between the railroad tracks and Huntley Road. 

Crews have completed constructing the intersection of the newly named Worthington Galena Road South and Old Worthington Galena Rd. The new Worthington Galena South is open to traffic. 

When this stretch of Worthington Galena closes later in the summer it will remain closed permanently and be converted to a cul-de-sac. All through traffic will use the new Worthington Galena Road South once the project is complete.  
Worthington Galena Open 5-20-2021

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What are they doing next? 

Later this summer and early fall, traffic will be shifted from the old roadways on E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Huntley Rd., and Worthington Galena south of Huntley to brand new roadways.  This will include a realignment of the current intersection to a new "T Intersection" as shown in the drawings below.  The old intersection will be removed and re-landscaped.  Old Worthington Galena from just north of the railroad tracks to Huntley Rd. will become a dead-end cul-de-sac.  A new roadway named Worthington Galena South will take traffic from the railroad tracks to a new traffic signal at E. Wilson Bridge Rd.  Once all these new roadways and signals are open and in use, crews will finish removing the old roadways and complete new landscaping with lighting, walking paths, small park areas, a pond, signage and trees.

How long with construction last?

Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2022.  In addition to the construction of a new roadway and intersection, the following improvements are taking place:

  • Realign Huntley Road and the north leg of Worthington-Galena Road to the east to facilitate through movements in the north-south direction.
  • Realign the south leg of Worthington-Galena Road to intersect Wilson Bridge Road west of the existing intersection.
  • Cul-de-sac the existing Worthington-Galena Road, south of E. Wilson Bridge Road.
  • New traffic signals at realigned intersections.
  • New pavement, pavement markings and roadway signs.
  • New Railroad Crossings.
  • New pedestrian facilities including sidewalks, shared-use paths and accessible curb ramps.
  • New pedestrian crossing countdown timers and push buttons at the signalized intersections.
  • New street lighting.
  • Improvements to Rush Run.

What will it look like when it's done?

Northeast Gateway Final Design by EMH&T  

Huntley Rd. Looking west down E. Wilson Bridge Rd

Huntley Rd. looking west down E. Wilson Bridge Rd.

Worthington Galena Rd Looking across E. Wilson Bridge to Huntley Rd.

Worthington Galena Rd. looking South to Huntley Rd.

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