New Turn Lanes Coming Soon to SR 315 & 750 Intersection
ODOT going door-to-door
Delaware (Friday, July 19, 2013) – (NEW) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says a construction project that will add left turn lanes on State Routes 315 and 750 in Delaware County could begin in a month. Once the contractor for the $3.5 million project is awarded, ODOT will provide specific information on traffic impacts.
Because this intersection is heavily travelled, ODOT went door-to-door today to let businesses in the area know about the upcoming construction. ODOT is also coordinating and communicating with local municipalities, emergency responders and Delaware County.
In order to build the new turn lanes, SR 315 is permitted to close for 60 days at SR 750. The detour will be US 23. The new turn lanes on SR 315 must be completed by November of this year.
The contractor is not permitted to close SR 315 & 750 at the same time.
Next year, the contractor will build the new turn lanes on SR 750. Only the west side of SR 750 is permitted to close and for no more than 45 days. The detour is SR 315 to US 23 to US 42 to SR 257 or reverse.
Recent traffic counts from 2012 show a little more than 9,500 vehicles travel this section of SR 315 in Delaware County each day and close to 14,000 vehicles use SR 750.
ODOT is making sure these new turn lanes are built prior to the later phases of construction on the mega project at I-270 and US 23. Because two new northbound express lanes will be built on US 23 at I-270, traffic will be encouraged to use SR 315 and 750 as an alternate.