Another busy southern Delaware County intersection just outside of Powell is in line for a roundabout.

County commissioners in July approved a $434,535 contract with Gannett Fleming to redesign the intersection of Home Road and state Route 745, also known as Dublin Road.

Rob Riley, chief deputy engineer for the county, said a planned roundabout should reduce congestion at the crossroads west of Powell in Concord Township.

"Quite a bit of traffic backs up here on a daily basis," he said.

Four stop signs currently control traffic at the intersection west of the Home Road bridge over the Scioto River. Two roundabouts already have been installed just east of the bridge at Home Road's intersections with Riverside Drive and Section Line Road.

Riley said he does not think construction on the new roundabout will begin before 2020.

Commissioner Gary Merrell said the county needs to work with the landowners near the intersection, including other local governments.

"If they're on board, it's a lot easier," he said.

The city of Columbus owns the property southeast of the intersection, which houses the now-closed Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility. Concord Township owns the property southwest of the intersection, on which rests the township's hall and Concord Township Park.

Riley said Concord Township officials are on board with the county's efforts to improve the intersection.

"The township has expressed willingness to donate the necessary land ... and we'll have to work with the city of Columbus on the other corner," he said.

The roundabout at Dublin and Home roads should take shape a few years after another roundabout planned just outside of Powell.

Commissioners voted earlier in July to accept $495,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission to put toward building a roundabout at Liberty and Jewett roads just south of Powell in Liberty Township.

Riley previously said utility relocation for that project could begin in the fall. The roundabout could be open before the end of 2018.

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