One of Delaware County’s busiest intersections will be improved this month.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that a section of Ohio 750 will be closed for 60 days to allow for the addition of left turn lanes onto Ohio 315.
The project is set to begin at 5 a.m. on March 17 as utility lines are relocated. The actual construction should take 45 days – weather permitting.
“That’s more than a little disclaimer this winter,” ODOT spokeswoman Nancy Burton said. “Weather permitting has never taken on more meaning.”
During the work, Ohio 750 will be closed from Valley Run Drive to Ohio 315.
Posted detours will be Ohio 257 to U.S. 42 to U.S. 23 to Ohio 315 or Sawmill Parkway to Interstate 270 to Ohio 315.
The intersection will be opened prior to Memorial Day and the Memorial Tournment.
The $3.5 million project is incentive-disincentive based. The contractor can be penalized or awarded $15,000 for each day the project is completed ahead of or behind schedule. The total incentive-disincentive is capped at $150,000.
The project will not only help alleviate congestion at an intersection that 13,000 vehicles per day trevel through, but it could also serve as a detour once ODOT begins a major overhaul of the U.S. 23-I-270 area roadways.
“We need to make sure that intersection can handle the additional volume,” Burton said.
Last year, ODOT constructed left turn lanes from Ohio 315 onto Ohio 750.