January 2018 FCC-OSPE Luncheon

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Place: La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time: Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00.

Registration: CLICK HERE

Project Description: I-71 interchange with US 36/SR 37

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning to construct improvements to address the safety and congestion currently experienced at the existing I-71/US 36/SR 37 interchange due to inadequate ramp and arterial capacity. The DEL-71-7.91 project will construct an interchange at I-71, south of the existing US 36/SR 37 interchange in Delaware County, Ohio. The project will enhance capacity and increase mobility on the national highway system in partnership with private economic development, using more than 80% of non-federal funding.

The I-71 interchange with US 36/SR 37 is located in rural Delaware County approximately 20 miles north of Columbus, Ohio.  It is the only interchange for 10 miles in either direction on I-71 serving the Delaware County region.  I-71 is an important north-south interstate freight route, connecting Cleveland to Cincinnati. It is highly used by commuters in the rural regions of Delaware, Marion, Knox and Morrow counties to reach jobs in the urbanized Columbus region. 

The project also involves construction of a new roadway, Sunbury Parkway, which will run from Africa Road near Alum Creek at US 36/SR 37 east, over I-71 to Wilson Road. The new Sunbury Parkway will extend further east to the Village of Sunbury at US 36/SR 37 (Cherry Street) via the section to be constructed by the Village of Sunbury’s New Community Authority.  The new Sunbury Parkway will have a boulevard look with a median and also provide sidewalk and a multi-use path for pedestrian and bicycle travel.  The first phase of the project includes the proposed interchange and Sunbury Parkway connection to a Wilson Road extension and is scheduled to begin construction in 2019.

Presenter: Steve Fellenger, P.E.

Steve has been with the Ohio Department of Transportation for 17 years and works as a Project Manager in the ODOT District 6 office in Delaware. 

He is currently managing multiple projects, three of which are estimated between $59 Million and $162 Million.

Steve has a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from Youngstown State University and is a registered Professional Engineer.

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon