Ohio State Route 750

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State Route 750 marker

State Route 750
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 9.67 mi[1] (15.56 km)
Existed: 1937 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 257 near Powell
  US 23 near Powell
East end: I‑71 in Columbus
Location
Counties: Delaware
Highway system
SR 749 SR 751

State Route 750 (SR 750) is an east–west state highway located in central Ohio. The western terminus of the state highway is at a signalized intersection with SR 257 nearly 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of Powell, just outside of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The highway travels east to Highbanks Metro Park and Polaris Fashion Place. The eastern terminus of SR 750 is at Interstate 71 (I-71) in the far northern reaches of the city of Columbus. The route was designated in 1937, and both termini were rerouted. The eastern terminus was extended east in 1997, and the western terminus was rerouted south in 2007.

Route description[edit]

The entirety of SR 750 exists within southwestern Delaware County. SR 750 starts at SR 257, near Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. SR 750 goes through Powell with no major intersections. After Powell, there is an intersection with SR 315 near the Olentangy River and the northwest corner of Highbanks Metro Park. The route soon intersects U.S. Route 23 (US 23) in a large commercial area. Less than one mile later, SR 750 overpasses railroads owned by CSX and Norfolk Southern. The road dips southeastward, and becomes Polaris Parkway, as it slowly curves around the Polaris Fashion Place. Powell Road continues eastward toward Westerville. SR 750 ends at I-71 at an incomplete partial cloverleaf interchange, and Polaris Parkway continues eastward to Westerville.[2] The highest traffic count is near US 23, where 29,690 vehicles travel the highway on average each day. The lowest traffic count is near SR 257, where 8,080 vehicles travel the highway on average each day.[3] The highway is not a part of the National Highway System, a network of highways deemed most important for the country's economy, mobility and defense.[4]

History[edit]

SR 750 was established in 1937, ran from SR 257 to its junction with SR 315.[5][6] In 1997, SR 750 was extended eastward from SR 315, crossing Olentangy River and US 23 via Powell Road, then following Polaris Parkway around to a new eastern terminus at I-71 in the far northern end of Columbus.[7][8] Ten years later, a new interchange was built for Gemini Place at I-71, north of SR 750.[9][10] The interchange would relieve traffic in the area.[11] The next year, SR 750's westernmost portion was re-routed to the south, onto an all new alignment that brought its western terminus in line with the intersection of SR 257 and County Road 126 (Glick Road), after an expansion to the Columbus Zoo.[12] In September 2013, a slope stabilization project began for SR 315, and turn lanes are currently being added for SR 315 and SR 750's intersection.[13]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Delaware County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Liberty Township 0.00 0.00 SR 257 (Riverside Drive) Western terminus at signalized intersection.
4.43 7.13 SR 315 (Olentangy River Road) Signalized intersection.
Orange Township 5.88 9.46 US 23 (Columbus Pike) Signalized intersection.
Columbus 9.67 15.56 I‑71 Eastern terminus at Exit 121 off of I-71; No entrance from I-71 southbound, handled by Gemini Place
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services DESTAPE: Delaware County". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Ohio State Route 750". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=OH-750+E%2FGlick+Rd%2FW+Powell+Rd&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=40.157623,-83.050976&spn=0.076225,0.168056&sll=40.142507,-82.969549&sspn=0.001685,0.002626&geocode=FUazZAIdnaUL-w%3BFZKFZAIdvvwN-w&t=h&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=19&z=13. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  3. ^ Traffic Survey Reports – Delaware County (Report). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2012. p. 4. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/traffic/Traffic_Survey_Reports/2012_Reports/DEL2012.PDF. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/oh/oh_Ohio.pdf. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1936). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=12 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1936 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved 2014-03-28].
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1937). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=10 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1937 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1996). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). Cartography by ODOT (1996 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  8. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (July 1997). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=11 mi. Cartography by ODOT (1997–1998 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  9. ^ "ODOT 2006 Construction Program Highlights" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transpoortation. Ohio Department of Transportation. 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  10. ^ "ODOT updates Polaris project". Marion Star. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ Doulin, Tim (2006-07-30). "Relief in sight on I-71/Polaris construction: Gemini Place interchange will double ramps.". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2014-03-28.  – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  12. ^ "Realigned Powell Road is now open". ThisWeek Community Newspapers. 2007-08-16. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  13. ^ "State Routes 315/750 Intersection Improvements". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-03-28.