ODOT to hold
public meeting regarding proposed Allen County intersection
State Route 309
intersections targeted for redesign
Ohio (Jan. 14, 2020) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
District 1 will hold a public meeting to share proposed safety
improvements for the intersections of state Route 309 at both Thayer
and Napoleon roads, east of the city of Lima in Allen County.
meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in the cafeteria at Allen
East Local High School, 9105 Harding Highway, Harrod.
meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a presentation, followed by an open
discussion and questions from the public. Several exhibits of the
proposed improvements will be available for viewing following the
presentation. The meeting is expected to conclude by 8 p.m.
purpose of the meeting is to present the proposed project and to
solicit public comments regarding the proposed improvements.
and its consultant on the project, Jacobs Engineering Group are
currently conducting a study of the intersections and evaluating
options to improve their safety and operation. Single-lane roundabouts
are among the options being considered for the intersections.
project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2022.
public is asked to submit comments regarding the proposed project by
February 22, 2020. A comment form and concept map of the project area
is available on the project website: https://tinyurl.com/SR309Intersections
further information on this project contact:
N. McCullough St., Lima, Ohio 45801
securing additional funding for transportation infrastructure through
the increased gas user fee, Governor Mike DeWine designated an
additional $50 million annually for roadway locations, such as
intersections, where a project could improve its safety. Statewide,
more than 150 rural, suburban and urban intersections have been
selected by Governor DeWine for review and safety
improvements. Improvements range from signal and signage
improvements to a complete intersection redesign.
a result of the increase, ODOT now has the third largest road safety
program in the country. Over the next four years, ODOT will spend
$158 million annually on reducing the risk of crashes on Ohio roads.
as a state are addressing roadway safety very aggressively. Over the
next few years, we will be implementing the additional funding
throughout the state to improve our roadway safety for all drivers and
passengers,” said Governor DeWine.
state Route 309 intersections with Napoleon and Thayer roads in Allen
County were identified on the list as locations where projects held
good potential of improving safety.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains
the state's largest man-made asset - the transportation system. ODOT's
mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods
from place to place. As a $3 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests
the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance,
construction and snow and ice operations.