MORPC Offering Open House on Westerville Road Study

From This Week News:

Open house set on SR-3 corridor study
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 1:31 PM

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission will hold an open house on the "Westerville Road (SR-3) Corridor Study" on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Blendon Township Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road.

A short presentation on the study is planned for 6 p.m.

"This study reviews current travel conditions in the Westerville Road corridor from north of Morse Road to south of Interstate 270 and will identify improvements that are needed by the year 2030," according to the announcement from MORPC. "Improvements that may be recommended include additional travel lanes, intersection improvements, access management, improved bicycle and pedestrian access and others."

The study was funded by the city of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

At last week's Northland Community Council meeting, president Dave Paul urged people to attend the Nov. 17 open house. He pointed out that state Route 3, or Westerville Road, crosses through multiple jurisdictions and includes many different intersections.

For more information on the study, visit

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