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March 18, 2016

256 Project Update

We remain on schedule to have traffic signal coordination efforts completed by the end of next week.  Once complete, the traffic signals on State Route 256 from Diley Road to I-70 will be actively managed with adjustments based on real time traffic data.  This is the last remaining major item of work from the project, with crews expected to be on site completing minor restoration items (seeding and sidewalk repairs, etc.).

We are aware of the morning rush hour delay yesterday (March 17) at the entrance to I-70 West.  In preparation for the coordination work, we installed some new equipment at that signal which resulted in short term disruptions to the signal timing.  Crews restored normal operations before 10 AM yesterday, and have been monitoring the signal to ensure its proper function.  We had crews on site monitoring it last night during the evening rush hour and again this morning to ensure continued normal operation.  We do not anticipate any further signal issues during the coordination efforts next week.

 If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 614.382.5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net.

February 26, 2016

State Route 256 Update

The City is excited to announce that we anticipate substantial completion of the SR 256 project in the next four weeks!  This means that all work items will be completed, including the coordination of traffic signals to allow for optimized flow through the corridor.

The last several cameras for signal timing will be installed early next week, followed by equipment testing and adjustments prior to the coordination software being installed. 

This traffic signal network, along with the new signal timing software, will significantly improve and better manage the traffic flow on the corridor at all times of the day.  Once completed, our stoplights will operate better than ever.

Additionally, a utility company notified the City that they need to complete maintenance on some of their manholes within the SR 256 roadway over the next two weeks.  This will result in impacts to northbound traffic, in the vicinity of I-70, between 9 AM and 3 PM.  Please be aware of lane closures and the potential for officers to be directing traffic during this work.  Motorists should expect delays during this period.

We are working hard to expedite these efforts and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. Please feel free to contact us at 614.382.5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net if you have any questions.

February 1, 2016

State Route 256-February 1, 2016 Update

We’re excited to announce that the SR-256 project is nearing completion!  We are working on the last major elements and anticipate the work to be complete by mid-March, weather permitting. Our crews have been working hard and are now over 50% complete with the installation of over 3 miles of fiber optic network from Diley Road to I-70. This network, along with the new signal timing software, will significantly improve and better manage the traffic flow on the corridor at all times of the day.  Once completed, our stoplights will operate better than ever.

Final utility relocations are in progress at SR-256 and Postage Drive to accommodate the new taller signal and allow for the last detection camera installations. Crews are also making the final connections for the new power service and electric meters at each intersection, which will allow us to turn on some of the new intersection street lights tonight and the remaining street lights within the next two weeks.

We are working hard to expedite these efforts and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. Please feel free to contact us at 614.382.5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net if you have any questions.

anuary 7, 2016

SR 256 Traffic Signal Update

Traffic signal work continues as crews work to complete the last major element of the project.  All of the signals are now fully detecting traffic, and crews recently completed installing the emergency vehicle prioritization equipment which helps emergency vehicles safely navigate the corridor during emergency runs.  Crews have started installing new fiber optic cable to connect all the signals together from north of the I-70 interchange to Diley Road.  Once this is complete, they will install adaptive software allowing the signals to “talk” with each other and allow the system to constantly fine tune signal timing for optimum traffic flow.  We expect this work to take several more weeks, weather permitting. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and can be reached at 614.382.5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

December 8, 2015

256 Project-Construction to impact 256/Refugee Road Intersection

Crews need to make minor repairs to utility manholes located within the intersection of State Route 256 and Refugee Road.  This work will impact the intersection beginning at 3 AM on Wednesday December 9.  Work is expected to conclude by midday and will result in steel plates within the intersection for a few days.  Please use caution while traveling in the area.

Crews are planning on having all northbound lanes open from 6AM-9AM as a part of this work.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

December 2, 2015

256 Project Update-December 2, 2015

Construction is quickly coming to an end on State Route 256.

Crews will continue adjustments of manholes within the pavement to make the roadway surface smoother; this work will involve lane closures and result in steel plates within the roadway in various locations for a few days.

Signal work will continue over the next several weeks.  Crews will continue to upgrade the equipment, install new vehicle detection equipment, and street lights on the signal poles at the intersections.  As this work is completed, signal timing, operations and coordination will continue to improve.  We anticipate approximatly 75% of the signals to be functioning with full detection by weeks end; the remaining signals will operate as best they can until they are able to be completed.

We appreciate your patience as we put the finishing touches on the $8 million improvement project.  Please let us know if there are any questions by contacting us at 614.382.5500 or PavingforProgress@pickerington.net

November 18, 2015

256 update

We are nearing the completion of the project and are very excited; we sincerely appreciate the patience and understand as we have worked to complete these significant transportation improvements this year.

Crews will be wrapping up work on pavement markings, new lane use signs, raised pavement markers and the medians over the next week or so.  Crews will also continue adjustments of manholes within the pavement to make the roadway surface smoother; this work will involve lane closures and result in steel plates within the roadway in various locations for a few days.

In addition to adjustments to manholes, crews will also be doing some minor grinding of the pavement surface in a few locations to improve the ride quality as well.  This work will begin early next week and will be mostly located east of the Olde Village area.

Signal work will continue for a few more weeks.  Crews will continue to upgrade the equipment, install new vehicle detection equipment, and street lights on the signal poles at the intersections.  As this work is completed, signal timing, operations and coordination will continue to improve.

We do expect traffic flows to begin to significantly improve over the next week or so as crews finish this work, so if you’ve been avoiding the area, please know that we do not anticipate any more significant delays due to construction. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We can be reached at 614-382-5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net.

November 6, 2015

256 Update for November 6, 2015

Minimal construction is expected today due to the rain.

Crews have made significant progress in the last few weeks and the project is quickly wrapping up.  Over the next few weeks, we anticipate completing a number of items, and also anticipate minimal traffic impacts.  Because of the anticipated reduction in traffic impacts, we do not plan on sending daily updates but will continue to send updates as necessary.

We do anticipate work tomorrow (Saturday) and possibly Sunday on the project.  This work will include pavement markings and signal work, with minor traffic impacts expected. 

Next week, we anticipate additional work on pavement markings, traffic signals, lane reflectors, and the last two medians.  This work will likely involve very limited and short term single lane closures.

We sincerely appreciate all of the patience this summer, especially the last few weeks as we dealt with daytime paving to ensure project completion before winter.  We welcome any questions or comments at PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

November 3, 2015

256 Update-Significant Work Expected November 4-Traffic Congestion Expected!

We will have multiple crews working tomorrow, November 4, trying to take advantage of the good weather and get a few things completed.

We anticipate crews paving between Stonecreek Drive N and State Route 204.  This work is expected to begin as early as 6 AM and last all day, and will result in traffic delays.  Additionally, paving work will close or limit access to and from service drives and access points in that area. 

Crews will also be working on adjusting manholes in the pavement from Diley Road to the south, towards the Olde Village area.  This will result in lane closures and the placement of steel plates in the roadway as crews complete this work.

Signal work will also continue for tomorrow between Diley Road and I-70.

Please use patience tomorrow as we anticipate significant traffic delays. 

Please be aware that this is our best understanding of the schedule and that we will do our best to notify residents if anything changes.  There are a number of factors that can impact the schedule, including weather.  We appreciate the patience and understanding as we work to complete significant construction within the next few weeks.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at PavingforProgress@pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

November 3, 2015

256 Update-November 3, 2015

Crews will continue working on the medians between Stonecreek Drive North and State Route 204 today.  Crews will also be working on new signal infrastructure along the corridor. 

Paving work is expected to begin tomorrow (Wednesday November 4) between Stonecreek Drive N and State Route 204. 

Please be aware that this is our best understanding of the schedule and that we will do our best to notify residents if anything changes.  There are a number of factors that can impact the schedule, including weather.  We appreciate the patience and understanding as we work to complete significant construction within the next few weeks.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

November 2, 2015

256 Update for November 2, 2015

Crews will be working on the medians today between Stonecreek Drive North and State Route 204.  Please use caution in this area, as we anticipate slow traffic from this work.

Crews will also continue working on the new traffic signals, which may cause minor delays.

We do anticipate paving work between Stonecreek Drive North and State Route 204 to begin tomorrow, which will result in significant delays and brief access point closures.  This will include full or partial movement restrictions at the traffic signal to enter Marcus Theaters/Hunters Ridge Shopping Center and the signal at Stonecreek Drive N/Turnberry Apartments, as well as any other access points in the area.  We anticipate this work will take most of the week, with the brief intersection closures occurring a few times during the course of work.

Please be aware that this is our best understanding of the schedule and that we will do our best to notify residents if anything changes.  There are a number of factors that can impact the schedule, including weather.  We appreciate the patience and understanding as we work to complete significant construction within the next few weeks.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

October 29, 2015

256 Traffic Update-October 29, 2015

Crews will be working in multiple areas today.

Median work will continue between Stonecreek Drive North and State Route 204, which will impact traffic.

Crews will also continue paving side streets and access drives, resulting in limited lane closures while at a specific location.  Please note that this may include Refugee Road today.  We do not anticipate a full closure of Refugee Road, but traffic may experience delays in this area.

We anticipate similar work tomorrow and will provide any details we can as they become available.  Please know that many factors can and do impact the schedule, and we will do our best to notify you of any significant changes as we become aware of them.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

October 28, 2015

256 Project-General Information Update

We’ve been getting a lot of the same questions over this past week, including seeing some of these issues being asked on social media, so below is some information about the project to help keep you updated with where we are in the process.

  • Major construction, including paving and median work, is expected to be done in the next 2-3 weeks, weather permitting.  We do expect signal work to continue for most of November, weather permitting.
  • Night paving is no longer being relied on to complete the project as minimum temperature requirements reduce the available nights or hours in a night.  Extensive daytime paving is required to ensure the project finishes in 2016.
  • Pavement markings are in their final location, except for a few minor tweaks.  They are not the finished product as we will be installing much brighter paint materials and the nighttime reflectors over the next few weeks, all of which will help traffic see the medians and navigate the roadway at night or in the rain.
  • The last two medians going in now (between Stonecreek N and State Route 204) had to wait due to space; we do not have enough space to safely build those and maintain two lanes of traffic in both directions, so we needed to move the curb in a few spots.  However, the new curb is located in direct conflict with the old traffic signal poles, so we had to finish building the new traffic signals at those locations prior to beginning median work.  Signal poles take about 14-16 weeks to fabricate, so those were ordered in May and received in September, hence the delay in the last two medians.
  • Speaking of the medians—they are there to help traffic flow smoother by getting traffic to turn at signals, reducing the chances of right angle collisions between intersections.  As for landscaping in the medians, we have some construction plans for that, but during 2015 budget discussions (which took place in the fall of 2014) city leadership felt the expense was not justified given other needs within the city.  We do hope to plant landscape material in those in the future, and the medians have been built in a fashion that will make future landscape installation simple.
  • Southbound was provided the additional (3rd) lane over northbound for multiple reasons.
    • Traffic volumes in the evening, southbound, are approximately 50% higher than traffic volumes northbound in the morning.
    • Traffic backing up onto the I-70 exit ramp can lead to serious accidents, so helping traffic move south will increase safety in that area.
    • Morning traffic headed into Columbus still has to merge onto a single lane to get onto I-70, which is already slow from the merge points at Brice Road and I-270.  Additional northbound lanes would do little, if anything, to help traffic move north in the morning.
    • ODOT is working on the Far East Freeway project, a multi-phase project aimed at improvements to the I-70 corridor in our area.  As these improvements are completed, northbound traffic flows in the morning will improve.
  • Signal timing will continue to be negatively impacted until all signal work is complete.  Many of the signals do not currently have their vehicle detectors fully operational, meaning the signals are operating very inefficiently.  Once signal work is complete, signals on State Route 256 from Diley Road to the I-70 westbound entrance will be coordinated and on the same system.  This means that traffic flows can be better coordinated in the dominate direction of traffic flow, which results in better roadway capacity and a safer road.
  • Street lights will be installed at intersections with this project prior to the conclusion of the project.

The primary work focus is getting the roadway infrastructure significantly complete-the paving work and medians.  Crews will continue to work on paving drives and side streets until the last medians are complete, at which time we’ll have to finish paving State Route 256 between Stonecreek N and State Route 204.  We’ve got crews working on all the signal hardware as well, and a number of minor things that will also get done over the next few weeks.  This minor items include the final pavement markings, nighttime reflectors, all new signage, adjusting all the manholes to the right height to allow a smooth ride, etc.  All of this work will have minor traffic impacts, none of which are anticipated to be as extensive as the paving operations have recently been.

In the meantime, we will continue to send frequent updates when significant traffic impacts are expected.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  Pavingforprogress@pickerington.net goes to multiple staff members to ensure that urgent needs and simple questions can be answered quickly, especially during normal business hours, as does the 614-382-5500 number.  Our technical staff also monitor their email outside normal hours and are typically able to respond to more detailed questions within 24 hours.  We are more than happy to answer any questions or attempt to address any concerns you may have.

October 26, 2015

256 Paving work-Monday October 26

Crews will be working in the northbound direction today, from about State Route 204 to the north end of the project.  This will impact and restrict access at intersections in this area. 

Tomorrow, crews anticipate starting to complete work on side streets-IE Birchwood, Refugee, and other signalized intersections.  While crews are at an intersection, access will be restricted.

Additional work is occurring between Stonecreek North and State Route 204, which may result in lane closures and/or traffic delays.

Please keep in mind that all work is very weather dependent, and crews cannot pave in rain.  Work will be delayed in the event of rain.

Please feel free to contact us at 614.382.5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net if you have any questions.  

October 23, 2015

256 Paving update-FRIDAY OCTOBER 23

The plan for paving work today is as follows:

Crews will begin just north of the 70 westbound on-ramp and work southbound, which will result in a brief closure of the on-ramp to 70 westbound.  Crews will continue southbound thru the Tussing/204 intersection, which will result in restricted movements at this intersection for a brief period of time as well.  We expect this work to take most of the morning and maybe into early afternoon.  After this work is complete, crews will pave northbound from the ramp to 70 Eastbound and work into Reynoldsburg.

Tomorrow, crews plan to work on the off-ramp from 70 eastbound to 256 southbound.  This will result the exit being restricted and/or closed for several hours.  We are working with ODOT to utilize message boards on 70 E to alert traffic.

Monday, the crews hope to be able to work northbound from about the cemetery to the ramp to 70 EB.  This will impact the 204 intersection as well as the EB ramp.

Additionally, there may be lane closures between Tussing/204 and Stonecreek Drive North as crews install the last two medians.  Median work is expected to take about 1-2 weeks, weather permitting.

Please be aware that this is not a guaranteed schedule and that we will do our best to notify residents if anything changes.  There are a number of factors that can impact the schedule, including weather.  We appreciate the patience and understanding as we work to complete significant construction within the next few weeks.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at PavingforProgress.com or 614.382.5500.

October 22, 2015

256 daytime paving-SIGNIFICANT delays continue

Daytime paving will continue for several more days at a minimum.

Crews are working southbound today, meaning that most of the traffic delays are in the southbound direction, especially north of I-70 (in Reynoldsburg). 

Crews will begin tomorrow by working southbound, but do anticipate working in the northbound direction in the afternoon.  Expect significant delays when you are traveling in the same direction as crews are working.

Work will continue to involve brief intersection closures, meaning there are times when certain movements (turning on or off 256 or crossing 256) will be restricted.

Crews are planning on working Saturday as well, weather permitting.  Expect significant delays all day as long as weather is appropriate for paving work.

We appreciate your understanding as we do everything we can to ensure the project is substantially complete in 2015. 

As always, questions or concerns can be directed to PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614-382-5500. 

Additional comments from City Manager Bill Vance below.

“The City of Pickerington understands that the last days of 256 Safety & Paving Improvements are proving to be the most inconvenient.  When 256 Safety and Paving improvements were taking place during night-time hours daytime traffic was affected but not to the much more inconvenient extent that is currently taking place.  In direct response the Offices of the Pickerington City Manager, City Engineer and Police Chief will be coordinating daily informational updates concurrent to collectively monitoring day-time traffic and actively coordinating with 256 ODOT project administrators to maintain as many open lanes of traffic on 256 as possible.  Weeks of wet weather, earlier in the 2015 construction season, have necessitated that ODOT and the City of Pickerington pull out all stops to guarantee this work gets completed by the end of this construction season as I believe finishing in the spring of 2016 is NOT AN OPTION.”    Bill Vance - Pickerington City Manager

October 15, 2015

SR 256 Project-SIGNIFICANT daytime work begining!

In an effort to help ensure project completion in 2015, we (contractor, ODOT, Pickerington and Reynoldsburg) have determined that we need to complete paving during the day. While this is contrary to what we have been indicating all along, we want to make every possible effort to finish paving operations this year.  Failure to complete pavement work this year would lead to drainage problems over the winter, creating icy spots, as well as open the base layer of asphalt to damage from traffic, salt and plowing operations.  We must utilize daytime paving to have any chance of completing asphalt work this year.

Please be aware of paving crews in the area over the next 2-3 weeks.  You can expect delays as you travel thru the area.  We will continue to require all northbound lanes open in the morning (6AM-9AM) and all southbound lanes open in the evening (4pm-7PM) during this work.  Please follow all officer/flagger directions carefully and use patience while in the area. 

Crews will begin this work on Monday, October 19, generally between Diley Road and Stonecreek Drive North.  Once work in that area is complete (approximately 2 days), crews will then work between State Route 204 and the Franklin/Fairfield County line for about a week. 

Additionally, work on the last two medians is expected to begin next week.  This work will have lane closures between Stonecreek Drive North and State Route 204.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure project completion in 2015.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net or 614.382.5500.

September 24, 2015

256 Update-Tree Installation to begin

Our project continues to progress well with the recent weather.  We will continue night paving for the next few weeks.  Please be aware that the area will have a number of pavement bumps between new and existing asphalt until all paving is complete.  Once paving is completed, we will have crews completing pavement markings, so please continue to be patient during this work.

Also, we will begin tree installation next week.  We will be planting over 400 new trees along the corridor, mostly behind the sidewalk.  The trees will be two types of oaks, a linden, elm and plane tree.  These were all selected for this project based on appearances and growth characteristics.  We expect tree installation to continue thru October.

Please know that the trees will be smaller at the start, but they will grow quickly over the next few years.   The trees will be located to minimize impacts to traffic, sidewalk and visibility to businesses along the corridor.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We can be reached at 614-382-5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net.

September 17, 2015

SR 256 Update

Construction work continues on State Route 256, and the finish line is starting to come into focus!

Crews will continue to work on signal equipment at intersections, and begin installing the new signal heads (the actual red, yellow and green lights) in the coming weeks.  Please continue to drive with caution through these intersections.

Additionally, heavy construction crews will return as early as next week to complete the last of the median installations; there are two more medians that need installed between State Route 204 and Stonecreek Drive North.

Finally, paving crews will continue to pave through the overnight hours.  Crews have typically been working Sunday-Friday nights, 8 PM to 6 AM, weather permitting.  We expect paving to continue for the next several weeks.

We’ve been hearing a few concerns about the project, so we’ve included some general information below to help you understand where the project is going…

The paving work is where the bulk of the widening work actually occurs, so we’re getting close to seeing the benefits of our work.  When crews perform the milling (removal of the top 3” of asphalt) work, they have been milling out the extra concrete in the existing curb areas.  This will be replaced with asphalt, creating additional width for traffic lanes.  After paving is complete, the road will be striped with 3 southbound lanes and 2 northbound lanes between Refugee Road and Stonecreek Drive North.  These lanes will be 11’ wide, which is not a substandard lane width (many county/rural roads have lane widths less than 11’).   Immediately north of Marcus Theaters, a 3rd northbound lane will be added, and north of SR 204 a 4th northbound lane will be added.

As a part of the signal work, we’ll be able to link our signals with the ODOT owned signals near I-70 and they will be able to “talk” with each other, enabling better coordination of signal timing to improve traffic flows.  The medians will also assist with traffic flow by concentrating where people slow down to make turns, helping improve the overall efficiency and safety of the corridor. 

Finally, tree installation will begin in a few weeks once the cooler weather starts to settle in.  We will be planting a total of 5 different species of trees, for a total of over 400 new street trees being installed.  These plantings will be behind the sidewalk to help minimize the chance that the roots will damage the sidewalk, and the types of trees were selected with this application in mind. 

We are on schedule for project completion this fall.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 614-382-5500 or PavingforProgress@pickerington.net.

September 1, 2015

State Route 256 Update

Work continues on State Route 256 and our crews are making excellent progress on the resurfacing portion of the work.

Paving work will generally occur from 8 PM to 6 AM, from the south to the north.  Crews are currently working on the section of 256 between Diley Road and the Olde Village area, and will continue to work north over the next few weeks.

Additionally, some of the new traffic signal poles have arrived.  Crews will begin installing those within the next few days, so please be aware of lane closures at intersections throughout the corridor. 

Our project remains on schedule to be completed in the next 2-3 months, weather permitting.

Finally, please know that there will be some lane closures in the Olde Village area this weekend as we celebrate the city’s 200th birthday!  All weekend long there will be events to help celebrate.  Please visit the website, Pick2015 Bicentennial for additional information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

August 19, 2015

256 Paving Update

Paving continues this week as crews switch to overnight hours starting tonight.  Crews will work into the Olde Village area and then head north on Hill Road (256).  We do expect night paving to continue for the next several weeks, weather permitting.

Please be alert for crews as you travel this area.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

August 7, 2015

SR 256 Update-Paving Starts Monday!

Paving will begin on Monday for the portion of 256 between the community gardens and East Street; work will be during daytime hours.  The contractor anticipates that work taking all of next week, weather permitting.

Following the completion of that portion of work, the contractor will begin working from East Street to Hill Road, and then north on Hill Road.  All of this work will take place from 8PM to 6AM.  The contractor expects to be paving for several weeks as they work towards I-70.

Please use caution when driving in these areas, and follow the directions of any flaggers or officers as they direct traffic while paving work is taking place.

Overall, the project is still on schedule for completion this year.  We have two more medians to install between Stonecreek Drive N and State Route 204, which will take place once the traffic signals in those areas are relocated.   Signal work continues, and the contractor expects to be able to begin replacing the signal poles and other equipment in mid to late September.  Finally, tree installation will begin in October, with over 400 new trees being installed behind the sidewalk.  We appreciate all of the patience and understanding that the community has shown while we work to improve the efficiency and safety of the corridor.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

August 5, 2015

SR 256 Project-Paving work to begin

Starting Thursday, August 6, the contractor will be making repairs to the bridge decks and berms on State Route 256 east of the Olde Village area.  The contractor will begin resurfacing work on that section Monday, August 10.  This work is scheduled from approximately 8 AM to 4 PM.

Please be aware that all of this work is weather dependent, and rain may delay the schedules.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

July 22, 2015

256 Pavement Work to Begin

We anticipate pavement repair work to begin within the next week.  This work will take place on State Route 256 between Diley Road and the east corporation limit, near the community gardens and the disc golf course.  This work will impact traffic and result in one lane, two way traffic under flagger control from 8 AM to 4 PM.  This work is currently scheduled for early next week, weather permitting.

Additionally, the contractor will be completing the curb work on the medians next week.  This will result in the inside (left) lane of traffic being closed as that work takes place.  Please drive with caution.

Resurfacing work on the Columbus Street section of 256 may begin in early August.  We will keep you updated as we get closer to the start date and are able to provide better details.  Please know that a section of this work on Columbus Street, from the rail crossing at approximately East Street to the east corporation limit near the community gardens, may need to be done during the day as a result of the wet summer we have experienced.  At this point in time, no additional details regarding paving work are available.

As a reminder, when driving thru the construction zone, please do not block intersections.  This means you may have to wait to enter the intersection until you are sure you will clear it. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

July 10, 2015

256 Extended NB Lane Closure-Thru Saturday PM July 11 2015

Our contractor will be taking advantage of the dry forecast for today and tomorrow too complete some paving work for the northbound lane addition.  This work will involve the northbound curb lane remaining closed thru tomorrow evening (July 11, 2015).  The closure will be located from approximately Stonecreek Drive North to State Route 204. 

Please continue to be patient and use caution when driving thru this area.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 614-382-5500 or PavingforProgress@Pickerington.net.

June 30, 2015

TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE - PLEASE BE ALERT AND DRIVE WITH CAUTION!!

Beginning next Monday, July 6, our contractor will be working on the construction of the new center medians.  This work will involve closures of the inside (left) lane of traffic in both the northbound and southbound directions.  All lane closures will still be in accordance with our maintenance of traffic regulations-all northbound lanes open 6 AM to 9 AM, all southbound lanes open 4 PM to 7 PM.

Additionally, the work will result in the marked lanes of traffic being shifted with pavement markings, so please be aware of these shifts.  You can expect to shift several times as you travel the corridor, as these shifts will be implemented where median work takes place, and not as a single shift thru the whole corridor.  Please follow the markings, as there will be times where the right (outside) lane is driving on the existing concrete gutter.

Our contractor will continue to work on the outside lanes during this time, particularly at the far north end of the project near State Route 204.

Please feel free to share this information with others to help assist in keeping our roadways safe!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

June 20, 2015

**UPDATE** Weekend Construction

Our contractor has been rained out for the day.  Work will resume on Monday, weather permitting.

June 19, 2015

Weekend Construction

Our contractor has been working on the small sections of pavement widening for the additional northbound lanes.  They are at a critical juncture and this week’s rains have impacted their schedule at this key point.

Weather permitting, the contractor is planning on working tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, 2015 starting at 7 AM.  This work will utilize the closure of the State Route 256 northbound curb lane from just north of Stonecreek Drive North and State Route 204/Tussing Road.  This closure will be in place when construction begins at 7 AM and will last into the early afternoon.

This work is very weather dependent and cannot be done in the rain.  Should the contractor cancel, we will attempt to update you as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

May 21, 2015 -

SR 256 Olde Pickerington Village notification

Our Contractor, Shelly & Sands, is ready to begin work in the Olde Pickerington Village area along SR 256 (Hill Road to the tracks).  This work is to begin Tuesday, May 26th, and will entail the removal of concrete curb and sidewalks  for  the ADA improvements to the curb ramps.  Soon after removal, these locations will be formed and new concrete poured.

There will/may be lane closures to allow for the workers and cement trucks.  The contractor will be providing protection, cones, safety tape or other.  Please respect the work and stay off of the fresh concrete.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We can be reached at (614) 382-5500 or PavingForProgress@Pickerington.net.

May 13, 2015 -

State Route 256 Construction Update

Our work on State Route 256 is now fully underway.  Please continue to be patient when driving thru the area.

Over the next two weeks or so, you can expect to see lane closures in several locations.  There will be lane closures on SR 256 near SR 204, primarily in the northbound lanes.  You can anticipate these closures being from 9AM to about 6PM, weather permitting.  There will also be northbound lane closures near SR 256/Postage and SR 256/Cross Creeks. 

As a reminder, all northbound lanes must be open from 6 AM to 9 AM, and all southbound lanes must be open from 4 PM and 7 PM.  The contractor is also required to have all lanes open from noon on Friday, May 22 thru 7 AM Tuesday, May 26th for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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April 30, 2015 -

Pickerington Construction Update

We have several project updates to share with you.

State Route 256 construction is now fully under way.  There will be various daytime lane closures as crews continue utility relocation and tree removal.  Please be patient when driving in the area.

Construction of intersection improvements at the new Stonecreek/Refugee intersection is nearly complete.  As a reminder, Stonecreek Drive does connect from Refugee to State Route 256 and is open to traffic.

Finally, ODOT will have a contractor crack sealing State Route 204 between 256 and Milnor Road next week.  This work will have some lane restrictions and should be complete in one week, weather permitting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

April 20, 2015 - 

It’s finally time for the long awaited ODOT 256 project to start!

The contractor will begin moving in equipment on Monday, April 20, including the installation of message boards to alert commuters that the construction will be starting.

Weather permitting, the contractor will have several crews on site by the end of next week.  Crews will be working in multiple locations throughout the corridor.  Work will include tree removals between I-70 and the traffic signal at Kroger/Giant Eagle, as well as isolated removals of both sidewalk and curb and gutter. 

At this point in time, the contractor anticipates working on the outside lanes of SR 256 between I-70 and Kroger/Giant Eagle thru the middle of the summer. 

The contractor will also have crews north of I-70 and south of Kroger/Giant Eagle to upgrade curb ramps at intersections in advance of resurfacing work.  Paving work in these areas is expected to begin in late May or early June.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We can be reached at 614-382-5500 or PavingForProgress@Pickerington.net.

April 10, 2015 - 

ALMOST COMPLETE!

Utility work is nearly complete at the intersection of SR 256 and Birchwood.  Utility crews will move next to the intersection of SR 256 and Refugee Road late this week or early next week, weather permitting.

We also anticipate an additional utility crew moving in early next week to begin work on SR 256 between Birchwood and Cross Creeks.  This work will involve the regular day time closure of the northbound curb lane within that area. 

Utility work will also begin at SR 256 and Stonecreek Drive North in the coming weeks.  We will continue to keep you updated as we receive additional information.

We do not yet have an exact start date for the roadway work, but do anticipate it beginning later this month or early May.  We will notify you once we receive a firm start date.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

March 4, 2015 -

UTILITY WORK AHEAD!

We wanted to alert you to some work that will be taking place on SR 256 in the coming weeks.  This is not the roadway construction, rather some utility relocation that must be done in advance of the construction.  This work will have some minor traffic impacts and lane closures, but the closures will be more limited than the closures we anticipate during this summer’s roadway work. 

At this point in time, we expect this utility work to begin late next week (potentially 2/26 or 2/27, weather permitting)  with some impacts in the area of Refugee/State Route 256.  We expect utility crews to be in this area for a few days and then moving to the Birchwood/State Route 256 area for another few days.  Please be aware that all of this is very weather dependent, and we will do our best to keep you updated on any schedule changes.

We will be monitoring the work to ensure that traffic flows as smoothly as possible during this work.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 614-382-5500 or PavingForProgress@pickerington.net.