Murphy Parkway Extension


As the population continues to grow in Powell, so do the needs for roadway improvements and solutions. The Murphy Parkway extension is one of the key capital improvement projects in Powell.

Powell voters passed a $7 million renewal bond levy to fund a portion of the capital improvements needed in the City during the Nov. 2012 election. The bond levy took effect on Jan. 1, 2014 after an existing park levy expired. The Murphy Parkway Extension project totaled approximately $2.1 million and was a key item in the capital improvement project program.

This project extends the existing Murphy Parkway to Liberty Street and serves as another downtown Powell bypass, improving traffic flow along Olentangy Street.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2016 with completion in the fall of 2016.

Construction Updates

Feb. 19, 2016

Tree clearing will begin the week of Feb. 22, 2016. Trees will be cleared to make way to construct the road.

April 6, 2016

On Monday, April 4, pumps started running in order to reroute water out of the stream where large culverts will be installed. The pumps need to be operating at all times until the culverts are installed. The City of Powell constructed a temporary sound barrier to try to mitigate the level of noise nearby residents are hearing.

In a best-case scenario, if weather permits, the large culverts will be installed beginning tomorrow. The installation of the culverts should take approximately two days. Once the culverts are installed, the pumps will be turned off. However, if weather prohibits the installation of the culverts as planned, pumps will be required to continue running until the culverts are installed.

April 7, 2016

Contractors hope to complete the installation of the first culvert this evening. This will involve crews working until approximately 8 p.m. If the culvert installation is completed today, the larger of the two pumps will be turned off this evening. This pump is located on the western edge of the project near Bantry Drive.

The second culvert, if weather permits, will be installed tomorrow. This will result in the second pump being turned off.

April 8, 2016

Contractors completed the installation of the second culvert today. This resulted in the second pump being shut off.

Residents may see a few construction crew members at the site over the weekend. Any minor tasks they may perform will not create any disruptions for neighboring residents.

Sept. 23, 2016

The new Murphy Parkway Extension is scheduled to open next Friday, Sept. 30 in time for the evening commute. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. next Friday prior to the opening.

Sept. 30, 2016

The roadway is now OPEN.

Continue to check back for up-to-date construction updates. 

Opening Ceremony Photos

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