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Refugee Road Enhancements

Starting in 2018, The City of Pickerington, with the support of The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) will begin significant improvements to the Refugee Road corridor.  Once completed in late 2019, the project will positively impact residents and businesses who depend on this important corridor by providing the following benefits:

  • Additional lanes on Refugee from the east Corporation limit (near Goodyear/Woodstock Avenue) to Refugee/Fullers Way intersection
    • 2 lanes each direction
    • 2 left turn lanes from Refugee to SR 256 (both directions)
  • Additional center turn lane/median from Refugee/Fullers Way intersection to the west Corporation limit (near Wheatfield Drive)
  • Curb and gutter along the entire roadway will improve drainage, and the roadway profile will be updated to current design standards for a smoother, safer ride
  • Pickerington’s first modern roundabout, at Refugee/Fullers Way
  • New bikepath on the north side Refugee Road, providing access from SR 256 to the existing Blacklick Creek Trail adjacent to Farmbrook Estates subdivision
  • New sidewalk on the south side of Refugee Road
  • Complete resurfacing of Refugee Road
  • Medians throughout the corridor to help control access and improve traffic flow

During the construction process, City of Pickerington officials will be in direct communication with ODOT to ensure that your needs and concerns are addressed. Some identified traffic impacts include:

  • Fullers Way traffic signal will be removed early in the project; the intersection will be under “STOP” control for all directions of traffic for the majority of the project
  • Lane closures resulting in 2 way, 1 lane traffic under flagger control
  • Significant amount of work done during overnight hours
  • Short term (1 weekend) closure of Refugee Road between 256 and Goodyear/Woodstock; detour will be posted.  This work is anticipated early in the project.
  • Short Term (2 week) closure of eastbound traffic between Farmbrook Estates subdivision (near Grace Church) and Fullers Way.  Detour will be posted and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.  This work is anticipated late (summer 2019) in the project.
  • Visit www.pickerington.net  and City of Pickerington Facebook pages for updated Refugee Road Enhancement information
  • Business access will be maintained at all times
  • Message boards will be used to inform motorists of lane closures and traffic pattern changes

Pickerington staff will serve as your local liaison to ODOT project managers. Please contact us at our dedicated project hotline, 614-382-5500 or PavingForProgress@pickerington.net should you have any problems or concerns through the duration of this important transportation project.