Currently, the interchange has been opened to traffic since November 15, 2016. The contractor is currently placing right of way fence, median light poles and tower lighting. Remaining work on the project includes constructing a cul-de-sac at Lockville Road and Pleasantville road, mill and fill asphalt on US 33, place final pavement marking, place remaining signs, barrier wall and guardrail. The revised completion date is currently June 13, 2017.
Crews have begun brush clearning and tree removal operations to prepare for construction which will begin in the upcoming months.
With project funding approved by TRAC and the necessary environmental studies conducted, the Department of Transportation has begun the detailed design phase and right-of-way acquisition process, scheduled to last through the summer of 2014. On February 20, ODOT's project engineering team met with residents and business owners of the immediate vicinity of the interchange to discuss how traffic will be affected throughout construction and to address further concerns. Construction is presently scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 and to be complete by the fall of 2016.
In order to present and to receive public comments on the alternatives considered and the ODOT preferred alternative, a public meeting was held on April 30, 2013. Comments pertaining to the project were received during and after the public meeting. A summary of those comments and responses are provided below. Based on input received during the comment period, the Department decided to look closely at the impacts that would occur to the local business and roadway network if the access point to US 33 at Carroll Southern was removed. As a result it was determined that the access point should be retained by way of a connector road between Winchester Road and Carroll Southern Road. A revised schematic plan of the ODOT Preferred Alternative (Alternative 3) has been provided below. The links that are provided below also include the revised intersection focus areas and the revised project evaluation matrix.
Revised ODOT Preferred Alternative (Alternative 3)
Revised Intersection Focus Areas
Revised Project Evaluation Matrix