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US-22 and State Route 3 Corridor Update

Posted on: November 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Tags: Odot, Public works

Deerfield Township – A letter was recently sent to a number of residents in Deerfield Township detailing the steps the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has decided to pursue to improve US 22 and State Route 3 (SR-3) based on feedback at a May 15th, 2018 public engagement session.

The letter read as follows:

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a Public Involvement meeting on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at Deerfield Fire Station 57 to discuss the US-22/SR-3 Corridor Study which included proposed improvements at the intersection of US-22/SR-3 and Creek Woods Place/Old 3C Highway and the intersection of US-22/SR-3 and Old 3C Highway east of the Little Miami River. The improvements that were presented aim to reduce congestion and improve safety for these two intersections.

The alternatives presented for consideration consisted of a modern roundabout, a restriction of left turns during peak hours, a traffic signal, and a no-build.

After much consideration, review of public comments, evaluation of potential benefits of each of the alternatives, and coordination with local stakeholders, ODOT has decided to pursue low cost, short term improvements at this time:

  • Lower speed limit to 45mph (completed)
  • Install overhead flasher at both intersections of US-22/SR-3 (currently being constructed)
  • Prohibit left turns during peak hours as follows (being implemented with overhead flasher construction):
    • At the Creek Woods/Old 3C intersections: prohibit left turns from Old 3C
    • At the Old 3C intersection east of the Little Miami River: prohibit left turns from Old 3C and from US-22
  • Restripe US-22 to provide 5 lanes on US-22 from Old Mill to Creek Woods/Old 3C (ODOT has applied for safety funds to complete this work in the summer of 2020)

After implementing these changes, we will monitor the Old JC/Creek Woods intersection before moving forward with any long-term improvements.

Thank you to all who provided feedback. We appreciate your efforts to improve the congestion and safety at these locations. If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact me at 1-800-831-2142 extension 933-6588.

Respectfully,

E. Thomas Arnold, Jr. P.E., ODOT District 8 Planning Engineer

To find out more about this project and other projects ODOT is working on in the Deerfield Township area please visit the ODOT District 8 website at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/d08/Pages/default.aspx.

About Deerfield Township - Deerfield Township is a vibrant community of 38,000 plus residents who enjoy a diverse housing stock, excellent schools, a top notch park system, and a bustling retail and entertainment scene. It is the most populous jurisdiction in Warren County comprising over 16 square miles in southwest corner of Warren County and borders both Hamilton and Butler Counties. The Township Administration is committed to providing a thriving and safe community for its residents, businesses and visitors. For more information about Deerfield Township please visit: https://www.choosedeerfield.com/.

 

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