New Technology Installed at Well-Traveled Delaware County Intersection
24-hour Closure at SR 315 & 750 This Weekend
DELAWARE (Wednesday July 8, 2008) –
Striving to improve safety for motorists and reduce the number of rear end collisions, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will install a new pavement surface on a section of roadway near the intersections of State Routes 315 and 750 in Delaware County.
A special high traction surface will be applied this weekend on the eastbound lane of SR 750 just west of the intersection with SR 315. This surface texture is expected to improve tire grip as vehicles travel down hill to the signaled intersection.
Recent ODOT data showed 58% of all collisions at the intersection of SR 315 and 750 were rear end collisions. Statewide, the average number of rear-end collisions at similar intersections is around 30%. Another contributing factor to the accidents is the steep hill west of the intersection.
The installation of the high traction surface does require the closure of SR 750 in both directions. Work will begin Friday July 10 at midnight and the roadway will be open 24 hours later. The posted detour during the closure is SR 315 to Home Road to Sawmill Parkway, or reverse.
The work on SR 750 is part of a $448,000 project that resurfaced over two miles of roadway through the City of Powell in June.