Delaware County Engineer 50 Channing Street Delaware, Ohio 43015
50 Channing Street Delaware, Ohio 43015
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Delaware County Engineer
The Sawmill Parkway Extension will construct 5 1/2 miles of 4-lane divided roadway between Hyatts Road and Section Line Road near the City of Delaware, Ohio. Phases A-F includes a 4 1/2 miles section of new road between Hyatts Road and US 42 with 4 new roundabouts at Clark Shaw Road, Bean Oller Road, Ford Road and Bunty Station Road as well as a signalized intersection at US 42, scheduled for construction in 2015-16. Phase G includes the remaining 1 mile section west to Section Line Road, which is still under development.
***NEW*** July 20, 2015: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the intersection of Sawmill Parkway and Hyatts Road. Parking and shuttle service will be provided at Liberty Tree Elementary, located about ˝ mile south on Sawmill Parkway. The public is invited to attend the ceremony (rain or shine).
***NEW*** July 20, 2015: The construction contract for Sawmill Parkway Phases A-F (from Hyatts Road to US 42) was awarded to Trucco Construction for $30.4 million, 20% below the estimated construction cost. Construction of Sawmill Parkway from Hyatts Road to about 1600 feet north of US 42 will begin later in July 2015 and will be completed in October 2016.
Please contact Robert Riley, Chief Deputy Engineer or Ryan Mraz, Deputy Design Engineer, at the County Engineer's Office with any questions or comments about the project.
Sawmill Parkway Extension Plan Vision Statement
The Sawmill Parkway Extension Plan will be developed by the Delaware County Engineer's Office with careful consideration of the needs and desires of the community to best meet the long-range mobility needs of the region. Guided by the community's involvement, the Plan will allow for future construction of a roadway improvement and its necessary rights-of-way. The plan will be responsive to the existing and future land use needs of the community and be sensitive to the priorities and goals of the various stakeholders in the Sawmill Parkway Extension Plan.
The Delaware County Engineer’s Office has selected the Preferred Alignment for the Sawmill Parkway Extension (SPE). The following links provide maps of the alignment along with the presentation at the June 28, 2005 Open House that provides information on the selection criteria, public survey results, and design.
Preferred Alignment Selection Process Report
The Delaware County Engineer’s Office, following months of public discussion and technical study, has selected the Preferred Corridor for the Sawmill Parkway Extension (SPE). The Preferred Corridor parallels Liberty Road in Liberty Township, going north from the intersection of Home Road and the existing Sawmill Parkway, before moving west to link with South Section Line Road.
The Preferred Corridor is a blend of the four preliminary corridors made public last September and closely studied by the SPE Advisory Council, the SPE Stakeholder Group and the general public. An Open House to discuss the corridors resulted in hundreds of comments received via surveys and e-mail. Based on that public input, it was decided to break each of the four corridors into logical segments (for example, segments of each corridor between Hyatts Road and Clark Shaw Road) because the public saw pros and cons to individual portions of each corridor. All of the segments were then matched, providing nine “hybrid” corridors in addition to the original four.
A workshop was conducted to evaluate each of these 13 possible corridors based upon criteria originally developed by the SPE’s Advisory Council and Stakeholder Group. The criteria, which can be found on the Corridor Scorecard, were refined and then applied to each corridor to provide an evaluation of each one. Priority was given to important concerns, such as reducing the number of impacted homes and businesses.
The highest rated corridors were then studied further by the Engineer’s Office, which chose the Preferred Corridor. The Engineer’s Office strongly believes that the Preferred Corridor would maintain the anticipated land use described in the Liberty Township Comprehensive Plan if that remains the desire of the local residents. It is important to remember that the corridor is 1,000-feet wide. The alignment – where the SPE would actually go – will be about 200-feet wide. Thus, it is possible that a structure that appears to be within the corridor may not be directly impacted by the alignment.
The Engineer’s Office greatly appreciates the public input for the project and wants citizens to remain engaged as the SPE moves forward. Your comments can be sent via the Submit Comments link on this website. On the following links you will find the map of the Preferred Corridor, a Corridor Scorecard that evaluates the corridors, and a report on the Preferred Corridor Selection Process.
Listed below is the rationale for the
selection of each of the Study Corridors. Please remember that the
eventual corridor that is selected could be a blend of each of these.
For further information on the Study Corridors, a Study Corridors
frequently asked questions page has been created. You can view the FAQ
and a graphic of the Study Corridors through these links: Study
Corridors FAQ Study
December 6 , 2006
June 28, 2005
March 22, 2005
January 19, 2005
September 29, 2004
June 29, 2004