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Proposed SR 25 Major Reconstruction
What is being proposed?
SR 25 between Bowling Green and Cygnet Rd. is coming to the end of its lifecycle and needs replaced. We've looked at a traffic analysis of the corridor, traffic volume counts, projected traffic volume counts for 20 years, crash history, capacity analysis of the current and proposed conditions, and cost of rehabilitation. Based on this, ODOT proposes a lane reduction from the south side of Portage to Cygnet Rd., from four lanes to two lanes, with the addition of left turn lanes at intersections. Our plan is to have the new two-lane section where the current southbound lanes are. ODOT proposes SR 25 from the south side of Portage to Bowling Green remain four lanes. The proposed project also includes improving drainage along this stretch of SR 25.
What's the timeline?
This proposed project is in the design phase.
As with all major proposed projects, ODOT will host a public meeting to present graphics of what we propose the roadway will look like, showing drive and turn lane locations, drainage, pavement markings, etc. During this time, ODOT welcomes public input and feedback. The public meeting will be early 2020; check back here for dates as the meeting approaches.
Estimated construction dates: 2021-2022.
Looking to the Future
In the traffic analysis, we looked at current counts, as well as projected traffic volume counts for the next 20 years. Based on area growth, we anticipate an increase of approximately 600-1000 vehicles by 2041.
Here are current and projected traffic volume counts for SR 25 in the proposed two-lane segments:
SR 25 segment Cygnet Rd. to SR 281 SR 281 to Mermill Rd.​ ​Mermill Rd. to south of Portage
Opening year average daily traffic volumes (2021) 4,600​ 5,400​ ​6,700
​Future average daily traffic volumes (2041) 5,200 ​6,400 ​7,700​
Here is a comparison to local two-lane routes:   
Route​ 2018 Annual Average Daily Traffic
​SR 281 west of Liberty Hi Rd. ​1,350
​SR 18 west of Liberty Hi Rd. 2,850
​SR 199 south of US 6 2,900
​US 6 at SR 235 ​5,800​
​US 6 west of US 23 ​6,950
US 6 west of SR 199 ​7,850
​US 20 east of Lime City Rd. ​14,300

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