Plan set to improve Ohio 117
intersection with Ohio 501, Wapak road
input considered in decision
June 30, 2014) The Ohio Department of
Transportation (ODOT) is moving forward with its preferred alternative for the reconstruction of the intersection
of Ohio 117 with Ohio 501 and Wapak Road.
The proposed project will reconstruct the intersection to eliminate the awkward
angles which limit motorists’ ability to see approaching traffic. The project
also includes the addition of turn lanes along Ohio 117 to facilitate left-turn
movements onto Ohio 501 and Wapak Road.
The chosen option will shift Ohio 501 and Wapak Road approximately
60 feet to the east of their current location and will widen the pavement on Ohio
117 to accommodate the addition of the turn lanes.
ODOT officials presented its preferred alternative for the project at a public
meeting held May 1. Comments received at the meeting and during the public
comment period which followed were considered in the decision.
“We received good input regarding
the options that were presented. Ultimately the selected option addresses the
safety issues and minimizes impacts to environmental resources and adjacent
properties,” said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1
The project is currently scheduled
for construction in the spring of 2016 at a cost to construct of approximately
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)
or email D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us