Two-way stop to become a four-way stop in Columbiana County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 16, 2012) – Message boards will be placed today, notifying motorists of the upcoming change from a two-way to a four-way stop at the intersection of State Route 9, U.S. Route 30, and State Route 644 in Columbiana County.
The change will officially occur on May 1st when the additional stop signs are erected, and the overhead flashers switched to all red.
Today, message boards will be located on SR 9, alerting motorists traveling east from Carroll County and also on U.S. 30 west (prior to intersection) to the traffic pattern change.
ODOT engineers recently completed a traffic study at this intersection after receiving a number of requests from the county commissioners, township trustees, and area residents.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “After a review of the current traffic counts, crash history, and existing limited sight distance due to the railroad bridge over SR 9 as well as the anticipated increase in truck traffic through this area due to shale development, we decided to convert this two-way stop to an all-way stop condition. This is a very simple safety improvement. Too many times, safety improvement projects are much more difficult and costly to complete quickly.”
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us