Northeast Gateway Project


Beginning Tuesday evening, May 17th at 7:00pm, crews will begin the final paving of the Northeast Gateway intersection, weather permitting. Paving will take place overnight from 7pm to 6am each night through May 22nd.  Through traffic will be maintained with some lane closures and limited flagging overnight. Motorists are advised to keep alert and watch for cones, signs, flagging and barricades when driving through the area.  

Roadways to be completed are Huntley Road from the railroad spur to Worthington Galena Road, Worthington Galena to Sancus, Worthington Galena South from East Wilson Bridge to the railroad tracks, Old Worthington Galena, and East Wilson Bridge Road. from the railroad to Huntley.  Crews will follow and place pavement marking and striping as each phase of roadway is completed.  Thanks for your patience as we work to wrap this project up!

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?

Construction has resumed!! Crews have returned after a long winter and cold spring.  Currently, intermittent lane closures are occurring as work resumes on curb and gutters, storm sewers and electrical systems for the street lighting.  All current roadways will remain open to through traffic.  Please watch the signs and updates online for temporary lane closures.

New Roadway Now Open as Construction Continues!

  • Crews have completed constructing the new intersections and all lanes are open to traffic.
  • Old Worthington Galena will remain closed permanently.  Businesses can be accessed off Worthington Galena South to Old Worthington Galena Rd., or from Huntley Rd. 
  • Crews will soon complete final paving, striping and lane markings.
  • Street lighting and traffic signals will be powered up.
  • Trees, shrubs and landscaping will be installed.

When will the project be completed?

  • Completion is scheduled for summer of 2022.

View Slideshow of Construction Area Photos

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What are they doing next? 

Now that all the 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. Old Worthington Galena from just north of the railroad tracks to Huntley Rd. is now a dead-end cul-de-sac.  

How long with construction last?

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

  • 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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