Dublin opened its 20th roundabout at the intersection of state Route 161 and Eiterman Road last week.

Dublin opened its 20th roundabout at the intersection of state Route 161 and Eiterman Road last week.

The city removed a traffic light at the intersection and constructed a roundabout with the goal of improving safety and efficiency.

During the state Route 161 and Eiterman Road project, the city also widened state Route 161 to four lanes, added street lights, buried overhead utilities in the area, improved storm sewer and waterlines and added landscaping, a news release from Dublin said.

The intersection will serve an expected increase in traffic as the city's West Innovation District grows with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions Integrated Education Center and Columbus State's Dublin Regional Learning Center.

The roundabout construction was completed ahead of its projected Oct. 16 finish.

For information about safety and traversing roundabouts, look online.

Elsewhere in the city demolition was slated to take place to make way for progress in the Bridge Street District.

A permit to demolish the former Tim Hortons restaurant building at the northeast corner of state Route 161 and Riverside Drive was obtained Aug. 25.

Demolition began last week to clear the way for a roundabout being constructed at the intersection and the Bridge Park development that will include blocks of walkable, urban-style housing, retail, restaurants and office space.

The demolition of two buildings on the former Byers Auto site at 6801 and 6851 Village Parkway was slated for this week.

The city acquired the property in 2014 for the construction of John Shields parkway.

Until the street is built, the site will serve as an interim location for a COTA Park and Ride facility.

The land where Dublin's current park & ride sits was purchased by Dublin to build a road network to serve the Bridge Street District and Bridge Park development.

Dublin City Council members Aug. 24 approved a contract for $484,000 in improvements at the former Byers Auto site for the interim park & ride facility. Improvements are expected to be completed by Nov. 6.