State and local officials Tuesday morning turned the first shovels of dirt on the Point improvement project on Delaware’s east side.
The Point intersection of US36 and Ohio 37 serves as a City of Delaware gateway and carries more than 27,000 vehicles per day, including residents traveling to and from work, freight transport and emergency responders.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to widen the railway underpass to allow for five travel lanes below the bridge structure, allowing for free and efficient movement of vehicles through this intersection. The project also includes the construction of new pedestrian and bicycle paths and safe road crossings.
Construction will require about 30 months with completion planned in 2025. The work is the largest capital project in the City’s history.