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PROJECT INFORMATION


 

Preferred Alignment Preferred Corridor
Study Corridors Open Houses
FAQ  

       

 


 

Project Overview

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.

 



Announcements

***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). 

 



Project Update

***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. 

 



Preferred Alignment

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.

 

   Map of Preferred Alignment  

Preferred Alignment Display Key  
Home Road and Hyatts Road Vicinity
Clark-Shaw Road and Bean-Oller Road Vicinity
Ford Road Vicinity 
Bunty Station Road Vicinity 
City of Delaware Vicinity

             Scorecard 

Preferred Alignment Selection Process Report

Table of Contents 1
Introduction 2
Open House #3 - Preferred Corridor Selection Process 3-4
Open House #4 - Feasible Alignment Alternatives 5-13
Feasible Alignment Criteria Selection and Weighting 14-15
Evaluation of Feasible Alignments 16-17
Modification to Alignment 4 18
Open House #5 - Preferred Alignment - Modified Alignment 4 19-21




Preferred Corridor Selected

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.

   Map of Preferred Corridor            

   Corridor Scorecard                   

   Report on the Preferred Corridor Selection Process

Report Exhibits

Exhibit 1 - Study Area

Exhibit 2 - Study Corridors

Exhibit 3 - Criteria Weighting Form

Exhibit 4 - Corridors & Corridor Segments

Exhibit 5 - Evaluation of Alternatives Form

Exhibit 6 - Summary of Corridor Evaluation

Exhibit 7 - Preferred Corridor 


 

Study Corridors

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 Corridors Graphic 

Corridor A
- Generally follows 1995 Liberty Township Comprehensive Plan
- Avoids currently planned future Olentangy School construction 
- At northern end, maximizes roadway frontage through current or anticipated zoning for industrial/commercial land use areas within the City of Delaware
- Consistent with future airport expansion plans in the City of Delaware

Corridor B
- At northern end, generally follows 2005 Concord Township Comprehensive Plan
- Generally uses vacant land between Bunty Station Road and US 42
- Provides some roadway frontage through current or anticipated zoning for industrial/commercial land use areas within the City of Delaware
- Avoids currently planned future Olentangy School construction

Corridor C
- Possibly the least overall length of all corridors since it is nearly straight from Hyatts to US 42
- 
Provides some roadway frontage through through current or anticipated zoning for industrial/commercial land use areas within the City of Delaware
- Avoids currently planned future Olentangy School construction
- Consistent with future airport expansion plans in the City of Delaware

Corridor D
- At northern end, generally follows 2005 Concord Township Comprehensive Plan
- Provides some roadway frontage through through current or anticipated zoning for industrial/commercial land use areas within the City of Delaware
- Utilizes existing Owen-Fraley Road alignment 
- Overall length comparible to Corridor C


 

 

Open Houses

December 6 , 2006

Exhibits
Project Schedule
Vision Statement 
Hyatts to S. Section Line Environmental
Landscaping - Hyatts and Clark Shaw
Landscaping - Bean Oller and Ford
Landscaping - Bunty Station
Hyatts Rd Roundabout

Why Roundabouts? Safety
Why Roundabouts? Safety continued
Why Roundabouts? Travel Times
Roundabout Handout - Federal Highway Administration 
Roundabouts - Rules of the Road
Typical Roundabout Striping 
Right-of-Way Aquisition Process 
Sawmill Parkway Extension Centerline Alignment and Property Map

June 28, 2005

Exhibits
Preferred Alignment 
Scorecard 
Preferred Alignment Display Key
Home Road and Hyatts Road Vicinity

Clark-Shaw Road and Bean-Oller Road Vicinity
Ford Road Vicinity 
Bunty Station Road Vicinity 
City of Delaware Vicinity

March 22, 2005

Exhibits
Exhibits Display Key
Home Road and Hyatts Road Vicinity

Clark-Shaw Road and Bean-Oller Road Vicinity
Ford Road Vicinity 
Bunty Station Road Vicinity 
City of Delaware Vicinity

Open House Survey
Responses

January 19, 2005

Exhibits
Build-Out Study 

Current and Projected Traffic Volumes on Existing Roadway Network
Projected Traffic Volumes with and without Extension

September 29, 2004

Exhibits
Study Corridors

Why not Liberty Road or S. Section Line Road? 
Liberty Road 
S. Section Line Road

Open House Survey
Responses 

June 29, 2004

Exhibits
Aerial Photography - 1999 

Aerial Photography - 2004
Man-made Environmental Constraints 
Natural Environmental Constraints 
Plat 
Study Area - June 22, 2004

Open House Survey
Responses 

 


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