A traffic signal is expected to be in place at Hyland-Croy and Post roads by the end of September, according to Dublin officials.

Union County and the Dublin each provided $100,000 for the $200,000 project, said Dublin Public Works Director Megan O'Callaghan.

Construction began in the spring, and utility work and a southbound turn lane were completed, O'Callaghan said. A stop sign will remain at the intersection until the city gets the new signal mast arm support, which is expected to be delivered in September, she said. The project will wrap up shortly thereafter.

The signal is being installed to relieve congestion and delays experienced by drivers at the intersection and improve safety, O'Callaghan said.

Increased accidents have been reported over the past year there, O'Callaghan said, and increased development in the area is contributing to the increased traffic.

The Union County Sheriff's Office responded to five crashes at the intersection of Post Rd and Hyland Croy Rd within the last year.

Still, the signal is an interim solution for mitigating traffic in the area, she said.

Dublin and Union County are working together to secure funding for a larger improvement that includes an interchange at U.S. Route 33, state Route 161 and Post Road and a roundabout at the intersection of Hyland-Croy and Post, O'Callaghan said.

The timeline for implementing that project depends on securing funding, she said.

Planning and environmental analysis, design, rights-of-way purchase and utility relocations and construction for that project total $43.35 million, according to information from the city of Dublin. Dublin contributed $17.6 million and Union County contributed $1 million. The Ohio Department of Transportation's Transportation Review Advisory Council awarded the county $7 million for construction, leaving a funding gap of $18 million.

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