Will the intersection
accommodate large vehicles?
the U-turns have been designed to accommodate emergency vehicles, agricultural
farm equipment, and semi-truck traffic.
Are there other RCUTs in
this intersection type has been implemented throughout the country. In fact, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) added Reduced Left-Turn
Conflict Intersections (which included RCUTs) to their limited list of Proven
other alternatives did ODOT consider?
planning, ODOT determined that a roundabout is not appropriate for this intersection
at this time based on the traffic volumes and roadway characteristics. ODOT
also determined that simply adding left-turn lanes would not address the left-turn and angle crash trends. In addition, ODOT has
demonstrated that a traffic signal would increase crashes at the intersection.
not just lower the speed limit in this area?
Speed limits are set by Section 4511.21 of the Ohio Revised
Code. While the speed can be lowered through an engineering study, studies have
raising or lowering the speed limits does not have a significant effect on
Will this project impact the intersection of Old
ODOT completed traffic simulation of the project and
determined that the operations of the intersection of Old 42 will not be
degraded. Also, the project will add a short northbound left-turn
lane on U.S. 42 at Old 42.