The widening and reconstruction of Georgesville Road, from north of Sullivant Avenue to West Broad Street, will begin on or about Sept. 6 and will continue through November 2012, according to a news release from the office of Franklin County Engineer Dean C. Ringle.

The widening and reconstruction of Georgesville Road, from north of Sullivant Avenue to West Broad Street, will begin on or about Sept. 6 and will continue through November 2012, according to a news release from the office of Franklin County Engineer Dean C. Ringle.

"Our project involves the addition of two vehicular lanes and median strips to improve traffic capacity and safety on the busy thoroughfare," Ringle said. "We will also build new storm sewers, sidewalks, and a leisure path, and install new street lighting and traffic control signage and signals."

Two-way travel will be maintained through the construction zone, but motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.

The Franklin County Engineer's Office will supervise the building of the $8 million project by Shelly & Sands, Inc. Funding will be provided by Franklin County, City of Columbus, Ohio Public Works Commission, and Penn National Gaming, Inc.