It’s summer … time for road construction. Getting to my Powell office is becoming more of a challenge. There are three projects underway that impact Home Rd and Liberty Rd.
- Liberty Rd is closed just south of Hawthorn Bl (Stratford Woods subdivision). It will be closed for about a month as a new culvert is put in.
- The Liberty Rd north & south junctions at Home Rd are being joined where the eastern section of Liberty joins Home Rd. This will be a great improvement as a stoplight is to also be installed. Depending on the time of day, it was becoming increasingly difficult to turn onto Home Rd from Liberty Rd
- Home Rd is to have an overpass built over the RR tracks. Last that I read on this project is that a temporary side road is to be built for use while the overpass is built. I suspect that project – and mess – will be with us for awhile.
Planning to use Rt 23 south of Delaware? A project to join Winter Rd with Peachblow Rd is slowing traffic somewhat in that area. Probably when its done YET ANOTHER STOPLIGHT will be installed on Rt 23. The number of stoplights that have been installed between the Rt 315/Rt 23 junction to the Powell Rd/Rt 23 intersection in the past ten years has been unbelievable!!!!
One positive bit of construction is that a Dairy Queen is being built at the new Kroger shopping center at the corner of Rt 23 and Lewis Center Rd. Now THAT’S construction I can enjoy! Nothing like sipping a cold malted while stopped at one of the friggin’ stop lights on Rt 23.