signals on State Route 747
Project to help increase travel efficiency along the
- Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 Deputy Director Tammy Campbell
today announced the district office will undertake a comprehensive installation
of 11 new traffic signal controllers with updated signal timing along State
installation and coordination of these new devices will improve travel
efficiency along the route,” said Campbell. “This effort will also reduce
stopping times, decrease fuel consumption and help offset growing congestion in
11 traffic signals included in the project involve the SR 747 intersections at:
Port Union Rd.
Union Centre Blvd.
intersecting streets will experience slightly longer wait times because of the
adjusted timing but we don’t anticipate significant access issues,” said
Campbell. “This project is a prime example of our philosophy to use technology to
increase traffic flow in existing travel lanes.”
Average daily traffic
volumes along SR 747 in this area are between
20,000 and 26,000. Timing device installation for the $35,000 project is
expected to occur during the day of Oct. 17. Each of the 11 intersections will be
set on flash mode for five to 10 minutes to complete the work. Motorists should
be alert when driving through the intersections. The timing will be fine-tuned
over several weeks after installation to adjust for newly created traffic
ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check www.OHGO.com.
For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513)
933-6517 or Liz Lyons, District 8 Public Information, at (513) 933-6534.