Information on this page
From this page you can get to references for traffic studies, other ODOT traffic engineering sites and answers to frequently asked questions. There is also some general information about traffic studies in District One of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) including contact information. There is also contact information for the other ODOT Districts.
ODOT District One Traffic Studies and Contact Information
District One Planning does many studies in this area. Many traffic studies are done at the request of people and agencies outside of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Other studies are done due to an ODOT determined need. Traffic studies are made for intersections and non-intersection roadway segments to determine what if any improvements should be made to improve safety and the operation of the road. The need for traffic signals and speed zones are also determined by studies in this area. Various other types of traffic studies, such as for traffic management in work zones, are also performed.
For further information on traffic studies in ODOT District One contact:
ODOT District One, Planning and Engineering
1885 N. McCullough Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Telephone: (419) 999-6853
Fax: (419) 222-0438
District One of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) covers Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot counties in northwest Ohio.
For further information on traffic studies in other ODOT Districts
Information on who to contact in all twelve ODOT District is provided on the District Safety Coordinators PDF list of the ODOT Office of Program Management.
Frequently Asked Questions
When and how are speed zones established to reduce the legal speed limits?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of traffic signals (traffic lights)?
What is involved in a study to determine the need for traffic signal control?
When should multiway stop sign installations be used?
When should flashing lights be installed over intersections?
Where is there information on traffic management in work zones?
What is ODOT's position on Slow Children at play signs?
What are the purpose and benefits of access management?
How will businesses be affected by raised medians installed for access management?
Other Reference Sites
Office of Traffic Operations
Office of Roadway Engineering
Safety Program section of the ODOT Systems Planning and Program Management.
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