For Immediate Release
August 30, 2013
Know alternate routes before you go
DELAWARE COUNTY – (NEW) State Route 315 in Delaware County will close at 5 a.m. on Monday September 16 for two months (60 days) so crews can construct turn lanes on SR 315.
Motorists should seek alternate routes because they will NOT be able to access SR 750 from SR 315 should they fail to follow the detour signs.
ODOT is adding left turn lanes this year on SR 315 north and south to improve safety and relieve congestion at the southern Delaware County intersection. An estimated 13,000 vehicles travel this section of SR 315 every day.
Next year, left turn lanes will be added in both directions on SR 750. SR 750 to the west of SR 315 will be closed for 45 days, a month and a half, during construction.
The posted detour for SR 315:
·         North on SR 315: Exit I-270 east to US 23 north to SR 315.
·         South on SR 315: US 23 south to I-270 west to SR 315.
Once SR 315 is closed, access will be provided to the small number of property owners who live between the barricades on SR 315 and the actual construction work. (See red hash marks on the map below)
SR 750 will remain open when SR 315 is closed, and SR 315 will remain open next year when a portion of SR 750 is closed for construction.
One of the reasons the left turn lanes are being added now at this busy intersection is to make sure it can handle the added capacity during later construction phases of the nearby I-270/US 23 project. When the two express lanes for northbound US 23 are built next year, SR 315 and 750 will be an alternate route for motorists.
There is an incentive and disincentive for the SR 315 and 750 project. For every day beyond November 16 that SR 315 is not open, the contractor, Complete General Construction, will be fined $4,000 a day. Should the contractor open ahead of schedule, they will receive a $4,000 a day incentive but with a cap of $60,000.
Incentive and disincentives are used by ODOT on construction contracts on well-travelled routes where time is of the essence.

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