Northeast Gateway Project

Huntley - Wilson Bridge - Worthington-Galena Realignment Project

The City of Worthington is collaborating 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 / Worthington-Galena Road, which is also known as the "Northeast Gateway." Funding for the project will be provided through a combination of MORPC Attributable Funds, The Ohio Public Works Commission, and local dollars.

What is Happening with the Project Now?

The project is now underway!  Work is completed to relocate a 12 inch waterline on Huntley Road and preliminary utility work continues. Columbia Gas and other utilities will be relocating lines this summer. No road closures are expected during utility relocation but there may be some temporary lane closures or adjustments. 

Once the utility work is finished, the road construction crews are expected to start work in September 2020. Currently, work is expected to take place through 2022.

Design Consultant EMH&T presented the latest design concepts at the January 13, 2020 City Council Meeting. 

Right-of-way Acquisition

Since March of 2018, staff has been working with a team of right-of-way acquisition professionals from ODOT, TranSystems, Frost Brown Todd and local utility companies.  All of the land needed to relocate the existing roadways and build new ones has been acquired and existing structures have been demolished in advance of construction.

Preferred Alternative copy


Design features associated with the selected alternative.
  • 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 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.
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