Starting tonight -- Monday, Oct. 15 -- lane restrictions will be in place at the state Route 161 and Riverside Drive roundabout, according to the city of Dublin's website.

Lane restrictions will occur from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Oct. 15-18, although traffic will maintained in all directions.

The city is changing the roundabout's northbound lane assignments to better accomodate driver behavior and traffic patterns, according to the website.

The cost of the project is $355,915.75, according to Dublin public-affairs officer Lindsay Weisenauer.

From 8 p.m. Oct. 19 through 5 a.m. Oct. 22 weather permitting, the Route 161-Riverside Drive intersection will be closed.

Detours that have been established are:

For southbound traffic –To continue south, the bypass remains open for through traffic; to travel west take Emerald Parkway to Dublin Road to access the Historic District; to travel east take John Shields Parkway to Dale Drive to state Route 161.

For northbound traffic – take Hayden Run Road to Sawmill Road to Route 161 to Dale Drive to John Shields Parkway to northbound Riverside Drive or take Hayden Run Road to Dublin Road to Frantz Road to S.R. 161.

For eastbound traffic – North High Street to Emerald Parkway to Riverside Drive to John Shields Parkway to Dale Drive to S.R. 161.

For westbound traffic – Dale Drive to John Shields Parkway to northbound Riverside Drive to Emerald Parkway to Dublin Road to S.R. 161.

If weather prevents the closure, it will take place Oct. 26-29 instead.

Once the changes are implemented, the roundabout's northbound configuration will enable drivers in the left lane to turn left or proceed straight through the intersection. Drivers in the center lane will only be able to proceed straight. Drivers in the right lane will be limited to turning right.

Additional information can be found on the city’s website www.dublinohiousa.gov.

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