Design and Construction

Contact Information Department of Public Service
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  (614) 645-3111 
Fax :  (614) 645-7805 
Email : Contact Information

(614) 645-3111

Little Turtle Way Roadway Improvements - SR-161 to Firewater Lane

Project Scope:

This project includes roadway improvements to Little Turtle Way from SR 161 to Firewater Lane to help improve traffic and pedestrian mobility and safety while reducing congestion. These improvements include combining the separated northbound and southbound lanes of Little Turtle Way into a unified two-way road from Blue Jacket Road to the westbound ramp at SR 161; installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Little Turtle Way and the westbound ramp at SR 161; upgrading the intersection of Little Turtle Way and Longrifle Road to a modern roundabout; and installing sidewalk along the west side and a shared- use path along the east side of Little Turtle way between Blue Jacket Road and the westbound ramp art SR 161. Other improvements include the installation of curb and gutter, new and upgraded storm sewers, ADA curb ramps, street lighting, and street trees.

Estimated Costs:

Design: $350,000
Right-of-Way Acquisition: $100,000
Construction: $5.5 million

Current Status: In Construction


Study: Completed and Approved Fall 2019
Design: Completed Summer 2021
Right of Way: Finalized Acquisition Spring 2022
Construction: Begin Fall 2022, Completion Fall 2023

Contact Information:

Construction Project Manager: Georgia Hellinger, PE
Construction Contact: [email protected]
Contractor: Strawser Paving Co.

Public Involvement and Documents:

Open House Public Engagement – August 29, 2019

Second Public Involvement meeting – October 28, 2020; a recording of the meeting that was held virtually can be found here

City Council Public Hearing Presentation Slides – July 7, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions 

Roundabouts Use and Safety Information

Roundabouts and roundabout safety information from ODOT and the FHWA is here

Large vehicle and emergency vehicle use of roundabouts click here

Pedestrian safety and roundabouts click here.

Roadway Improvements Rendering PDF

Public Comments:

Comments or questions about the project can be emailed to [email protected], or contact the 311 Service Center at or 614-645-3111.