I-75 New Ramp Meters to be Activated at
Hopple St. and Mitchell Ave. Interchanges
Meters will be turned on the morning of July
Lebanon, OH (July
11, 2018) - Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 Deputy
Director Tammy Campbell announced today that new ramp meters will be
permanently activated along Interstate 75 during the morning rush hour on
calming devices will help to improve the flow of traffic on mainline I-75,”
said Campbell. “While the ramp meters help control congestion they more
importantly help improve safety for motorists.”
The I-75 interchanges with Hopple Street and Mitchell Avenue
will both have new ramp meters controlling traffic merging onto the
The ramp meter devices are a two-light signal (red and green
only) to manage the rate of vehicles entering the interstate. The average
daily traffic on I-75 in the vicinity of the Hopple St. and Mitchell Ave.
interchanges ranges from approximately 126,000 vehicles to nearly 155,000
vehicles. Additionally, crashes along the corridor in the area of these two
interchanges are related to congestion along the interstate and at entrance
The ramp meters are designed and programmed to operate only at
times of peak travel demand, during off-peak times they will remain green
allowing motorists to merge onto the freeway without stopping.
meters will be constructed for existing interchanges along I-75 as future
phases of upgrading the interstate are completed over the next decade.