Public hearings are expected to be held in April as steps are taken to move into the second stage of preparation for the Industrial Parkway project.

Public hearings are expected to be held in April as steps are taken to move into the second stage of preparation for the Industrial Parkway project.

Union County Engineer Jeff Stauch said the city of Dublin has an interchange improvement project in the works.

A portion of the project, he said, requires that Industrial Parkway be relocated.

"That work starts in the construction season this year, to some extent," said Stauch. "Our office has a project that adjoins or butts up to the finished Dublin project and heads toward Marysville."

Stauch said the Union County portion of the work will be conducted in 2011.

"Memorial Drive is where it starts," he said. "We will add a third lane. In the middle of that we will add concrete medians as the center, in addition to left-turn lanes. There will probably be one or two small bridge replacements."

Public hearings and meetings with property owners will be held to let everyone know the progress of the project and to discuss acquisitions.

On the Dublin end, Stauch said, some realigning of the road will occur, but on the Union County end the road is being widened. Temporary easements may also need to be obtained.

"The time to talk with the property owners is early in the projects," he said.

Most people support the project, according to Stauch.

Congestion at rush hour affects members of the business association.

"We like to be ahead of the game in talking with them as opposed to waiting until the end when it is too late for their input," Stauch said.