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SR 4 Bypass superstreet intersections soon to be operational

Traffic switch to be implemented Friday, Aug. 19

Butler County (Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011)   As work nears completion on the construction of the first Superstreet corridor in Ohio, motorists are advised that maintenance of traffic operations for the State Route 4 Bypass and its intersections at Symmes, Tylersville and Hamilton-Mason roads will be switched into phase 3, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

The switch will move northbound traffic onto the east side of the SR 4 Bypass, with two lanes of traffic to be maintained in this direction. Southbound traffic will remain on the west side of the SR 4 Bypass, with one lane of traffic maintained in this direction. The east leg of Hamilton-Mason Road will also reopen to traffic. During this two-week maintenance of traffic scheme, left turns from north and southbound SR 4 Bypass will be made by way of U-turns at the median crossovers, after which conventional traffic operations will resume on SR 4 Bypass.

In addition, with the Aug. 19th switch, traffic from Symmes, Tylersville and Hamilton-Mason roads will be prohibited from traveling through the intersection or turning left onto SR 4 Bypass. Rather, traffic from Symmes, Tylersville and Hamilton-Mason wishing to turn left onto the SR 4 Bypass will be required to turn right onto Bypass 4, make a U-turn at the median crossover and continue on the bypass. Through traffic at the side approaches will need to turn right onto Bypass 4, make a U-turn at the median crossover and then turn right onto the side street. This configuration will remain permanent as part of the superstreet intersection design which aims to increase safety, reduce the opportunity for collisions and provide more efficient movement of traffic on a busy corridor.

During the Aug. 19th traffic switch, arrow boards and signs will be in place to guide motorists. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Though the superstreet intersection is new to Ohio roadways, motorists should become familiar with the concept after driving it several times. Work on the three SR 4 Bypass superstreet intersection projects began April 2010 with completion of all three targeted for Sept. 30.

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For more information contact:
Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511

Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534

or email D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us