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Ohio Department of Transportation    Press Release
District 1    Kirk Slusher, P.E., District Deputy Director
1885 North McCullough St. • Lima, Ohio 45801
Four-Way Stop to be Installed at Hagy Road and Ohio 18
LIMA (Sunday, September 2, 2012)The intersection of Hagy Road/New Bavaria Road and Ohio 18 southeast of Defiance will become a four-way stop beginning Tuesday, said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director.
The intersection is currently a two-way stop and its odd angles create a site distance issue for motorists. Creating the four-way stop condition will provide a greater level of safety for motorists on all approaches to the intersection.
Message boards alerting motorists to the upcoming change have been in place at the intersection for several days.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email