More than a dozen sections of local roads are not large enough to handle expected future traffic volume, according to Canal Winchester's proposed thoroughfare plan.

More than a dozen sections of local roads are not large enough to handle expected future traffic volume, according to Canal Winchester's proposed thoroughfare plan.

Portions of Gender Road, state Route 674, Groveport Road, Lithopolis Road, Kings Crossing, Hill Road, Waterloo Street and Winchester Pike are expected to be "deficient links," according to the thoroughfare plan prepared by EMH&T, the village's contracted engineering firm. The document remains under review by village officials.

For its analysis, EMH&T used traffic projections provided by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) that show estimated traffic flow in the year 2030. EMH&T overlaid these projections on existing local roadways to see where future capacity issues may arise.

Several of the analyzed roads fall outside Canal Winchester's municipal boundaries, but near enough to affect village traffic.

EMH&T calculated a volume to capacity (v/c) ratio to determine which roads might be too small for 2030 traffic volumes. Roads with a v/c ratio of less than one can handle expected 2030 traffic volumes. Those with a volume-to-capacity ratio greater than one may require additional lanes.

These include:

State Route 674 from Elder Road to Lithopolis Road, which has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day but is projected to be used by 13,500 vehicles per day by 2030. The road is now two lanes; the plan recommends three. Gender Road from Winchester Pike to U.S. Route 33 has a capacity of 35,000 vehicles per day and is projected to be used by 38,900 vehicles per day by 2030.

It is now four lanes. EMH&T is recommending it be increased to seven.

Waterloo Street from High Street to Trine Street has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day. Projections show it will be used by 13,600 vehicles per day by 2030. The street is now two lanes; three are recommended.

Hill Road from Trine Street to Waterloo Road has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day now but projections are it will be used by 14,500 vehicles per day by 2030. This portion of Hill Road is now two lanes wide; three are recommended.

Gender Road from Dietz Drive to Lithopolis Road has a capacity of 15,000 vehicles per day but is projected to be used by 18,500 vehicles per day by 2030. It is currently three lanes wide; the plan recommends widening it to five lanes.

Groveport Road from Rager Road to Gender Road has a capacity to handle 12,000 vehicles per day now and is projected to be used by 16,100 vehicles per day. The plan recommends the two-lane road be widened to five lanes.

Gender Road from U.S. 33 toWinchester Boulevard has a capacity of 35,000 vehicles per day. Projections show use increasing to 47,500 vehicles per day. The road is now five lanes wide and the plan recommends adding two lanes.

Groveport Road from Lith-opolis Road to Rager Road has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day. Projections show it will be used by 16,900 vehicles per day by 2030. EMH&T recommends expanding the road from two lanes to five.

Kings Crossing from Diley Road to Hill Road has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day and is projected to be used by 17,200 vehicles per day. It is now two lanes wide; five lanes are recommended.

Gender Road from Groveport Road to Dietz Drive has a capacity of 15,000 vehicles per day and use by 2030 is projected to be 22,300 vehicles per day. This section of Gender Road is now three lanes; the plan recommends widening it to seven.

Winchester Pike from Bixby Road to Gender Road has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day and is projected to be used by 22,400 vehicles per day. It is now two lanes wide; the plan recommends five lanes.

Lithopolis Road from Gender Road to state Route 674 has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day. Use is expected to reach 22,700 vehicles per day. The plan recommends widening the road from two lanes to five.

Gender Road from Wright Road to Lehman Road has an existing capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day and is projected to be used by 25,000 vehicles per day. The plan recommends expanding the current two lanes to five.

Gender Road from Lehman Road to Winchester Pike has a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per day and is expected to be used by 27,700 vehicles per day by 2030. The plan recommends widening the road from two lanes to five.