ODOT Plans Roundabout in Gallia County
take place in 2021
January 23, 2020) - The Ohio Department of Transportation
(ODOT) announces that an intersection safety improvement project is planned for
A roundabout will be constructed at the
intersection of SR 160 and SR 554 at Bidwell. Construction will take place in
This will be the county's first
roundabout. The intersection was among those on Governor Mike DeWine's list of
priority intersections released in 2019. From 2014-2018 there were 17 crashes
at this location, 10 of which resulted in injuries.
Roundabouts are proven to be safer than
signalized intersections. The number of crashes at roundabouts is
generally lower, and crashes that do occur are typically less severe than
those that occur at signalized intersections.
A public meeting regarding the project
will be announced in the coming months.