Presentation on theme: "TRAC Request: Maintain Tier II Status Maintain $5 million for further investigation / Use toward ODOT portion TRAC Request: Maintain Tier II Status Maintain."— Presentation transcript:
TRAC Request: Maintain Tier II Status Maintain $5 million for further investigation / Use toward ODOT portion TRAC Request: Maintain Tier II Status Maintain $5 million for further investigation / Use toward ODOT portion DEL IR 71 at US 36/SR 37 Interchange Modification
PROBLEM/ISSUE Safety Concern at Morning/Afternoon Rush hour Common Sight to see Vehicles at a standstill on the Interstate as traffic speeds by at 65 mph.
PROBLEM/ISSUE Congestion Crashes Elevated Traffic Volumes 20 Year Projections Show Traffic Increase Delaware County one of the Fastest Growing in the State of Ohio
WHY NOW Improve Safety Increase Capacity Work with Municipalities/ Developers
WHY NOW Safety Project Underway Short Term Improvements Reduce Crashes Begin 2012
WHY NOW Center Median Consolidate Access Points Reconfigure Lanes on Bridge
WHY NOW Improve Access to Local Streets Safer/More Efficient Surrounding Areas Zoned Commercial/Residential Improve Connectivity to Delaware/Sunbury/Galena Communities
OPPORTUNITY Value Capture Financing of Improvements Public/Private Partnership Local Road Network Reduce/Replace Future TRAC Request
BENEFITS/SUPPORT Partnership with County Engineer Chris Bauserman. P.E., P.S. Partnership with Developers Robert Weiler/Nationwide Realty Investors Northgate Development
Planning in Place -US 36/SR37 Access Management Plan Delaware County -Delaware County Thoroughfare Plan -Delaware Regional Planning Commission: Berkshire and Berlin Township Master Plans
I71/US36 Interchange Economic Impact Study Funded by the Delaware County Commissioners Purpose: Economic and Fiscal Analysis Aggregate economic and fiscal impact estimates Information on potential tax generation
Delaware County Logistics = Business Retention/Attraction These companies represent over 2500 employees and 2500 trucks per day. All are expanding operations and employment. Kroger, for example, owns about 400 food manufacturing plants around the US. When they relocate/expand, we’d like for them to consider Delaware County or central Ohio. AHP closed a Vancouver, Washington, facility to move operations to Delaware because of a logistical advantage.
Increased Service along 36/37 Corridor Additional Connection to COTA Service Project a Potential Catalyst for:
REQUEST/COST Maintain $5 Million for further Investigation / Use as ODOT portion Maintain TRAC Tier II Status