Traffic changes coming to U.S. 250/SR 800 Intersection near Dennison
ODOT to upgrade intersection to improve traffic flow
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, October 01, 2014) – To improve the traffic flow through the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and State Route 800 near Dennison in Tuscarawas County, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making some big changes, starting next week.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “Due to increased traffic through this area, we’ve seen more and more backups at the end of the four-lane highway while motorists wait to make the left-turn movement onto U.S. 250 toward Tappan Lake.”
ODOT engineers have studied what could be done to improve the traffic flow, and the result is construction of two curbed islands and a three-way stop condition. MacAdam said, “The islands will provide a safe continuous flow for westbound U.S. 250 traffic, while providing eastbound U.S. 250 traffic with a clear understanding of what oncoming westbound and northbound traffic maneuvers will be.”
The intersection will become a three-way stop on Sunday, October 19th. The only exception will be for westbound traffic on U.S. 250 – they will be permitted to make a continuous right turn.
ODOT crews will install 250 feet of Qwick Kurb® with delineators on the lane line to provide separation of the westbound U.S. 250 traffic and northbound SR 800 traffic, making a left turn onto U.S. 250 westbound.
Beginning Monday, October 6th, three message boards will be activated to notify motorists of the impending three-way stop condition. Motorists are urged to use caution through the area while these upgrades are being made.
All work is expected to be completed by the end of October.
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