Why is input needed?

In the State Route 161 Corridor Study, completed in 2017, multiple short-term, and long-term improvements were selected as potential improvements.  Ultimately as a result of that study, the City of Columbus determined, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation and feedback from the public, that the recommended long-term improvement was the construction of mini-roundabouts and median islands along the service roads. Several phases will be required to fully implement the recommended improvements. This project is Phase 2. The design team has developed preliminary designs for these improvements and is seeking input from nearby stakeholders before the design advances further. Once stakeholder feedback has been collected, the design team will look at feedback, issue responses, and/or make updates to the preliminary design. The team will then host a public meeting to present proposed improvements and gather feedback from the public.

How can I participate/provide comments?

Project stakeholders are invited to an open house on June 29, 2023, at the Karl Road Library Branch (meeting rooms 1- 2) from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. and/or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. As this is an open house style meeting, you’re welcome to stop by whenever is convenient for you between the two times listed above to learn more about the project, chat with project team members, ask questions, and submit your feedback.

You can also participate by reviewing the project information below. Navigate to the “Comments & Next Steps” section to submit any comments or questions you may have.

Questions and comments about the project can also be submitted to Tiffany Elchert, the Project Manager, by the following methods:

  • Email: TMElchert@columbus.gov
  • Call Tiffany Elchert: 614-645-2923
  • Mail a comment form (located for download in the sidebar of this webpage) or letter to:

Tiffany Elchert, Project Manager

City of Columbus

111 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Comments may be submitted until July 29, 2023. 

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you.


June 29, 2023

Stakeholder Meeting Open House

June 29 - July 29, 2023

Stakeholder Comment Period

Summer/Fall 2023

Review stakeholder comments, issue responses, and make any project updates

Spring 2026 - Fall 2027

Anticipated construction duration