Project Overview

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is engaging Delaware County, Berkshire and Berlin townships, and the City of Sunbury to update studies of improvements for the United States Route (U.S.) 36 and State Route (SR) 37 interchange with Interstate 71 (I-71). The studies consider alignments for the following improvements. See the Study Area Map, below.

  • Construct a combined interchange to the south that would enhance access to U.S. 36/SR 37. A second I-71 connection would be added that would work in conjunction with the existing interchange and provide access to a new east-west roadway, to be named Sunbury Parkway.
  • Construct a new 4.3 mile east-west roadway, to be named Sunbury Parkway, from Africa Road at U.S. 36/SR 37 east to W. Cherry Street in the city of Sunbury. Wilson Road would be extended south to the proposed Sunbury Parkway. 

You may recall that ODOT held public meetings on this project in 2016.  At that time, the section of Sunbury Parkway from Wilson Road east to the city of Sunbury and the extension of Wilson Road were expected to be constructed using private funds. While the private roadway development has not progressed and private funds are no longer anticipated, ODOT recognizes the need for these improvements. To advance the project using public funds, ODOT must re-evaluate studies and conduct additional public involvement to meet federal requirements.

ODOT is presenting an updated evaluation of alternatives at three public meeting events (see the Public Meeting tab). The evaluation being presented presented is the Improved Interchange at I-71 and US 36/SR 3 and Proposed Sunbury Parkway Feasibility Study (2023 Updated Feasibility Study) – to be made available on this website by June 13, 2023

ODOT is seeking the public’s comments on the project, including alternatives for the proposed Sunbury Parkway.

  • the updated alternatives for Sunbury Parkway to the west of Wilson Road, and
  • new alternatives for Sunbury Parkway east of Wilson Road. 

Please visit the next tabs to learn more about this project.

Most importantly, please provide your comments and attend either the In-Person or Virtual public meetings.  

Study Area Map (click the image to enlarge)

Project Study Area

PID 90200

2016-2017: Public Meetings and Environmental Assessment

Did not include analysis of alternatives for Sunbury Parkway and Wilson Road Extension east of I-71

2022: Begin Updates to Feasibility Study

Includes analysis of alternatives for Sunbury Parkway and Wilson Road Extension east of I-71

June 2023: Public Involvement Meetings

ODOT is holding two virtual and one in-person meeting to:

  • Show the considered alternatives, the Recommended Preferred alternative, and environmental impacts
  • Gather public comments and feedback

Fall 2023: Post Public Comments & ODOT Responses

  • Post a summary of comments from the public meetings and ODOT's responses
  • Show updates to the Recommended Preferred Alternative based on public comments

Winter 2023/24: Post the Draft Environmental Assessment Re-evaluation

  • Post the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Re-evaluation
  • Request public comments on the draft EA Re-evaluation. 

Spring 2024: Announce the selected Preferred Alternative

ODOT will announce:

  • The selected Preferred Alternative
  • The project’s approved Environmental Assessment and Findings
  • The expected schedule for construction phasing