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Re: Ohio
« Reply #875 on: August 29, 2022, 09:14:26 AM »

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« Reply #876 on: September 20, 2022, 10:15:32 AM »

I heard a radio commercial for some beer store in the Marblehead/Catawba area that said something like "Roundabout construction woes have you feeling down, well we're still open..."

So I take the new roundabout for OH 163/North Shore Blvd/Englebeck Rd is underway.
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« Reply #877 on: September 20, 2022, 04:26:08 PM »

I heard a radio commercial for some beer store in the Marblehead/Catawba area that said something like "Roundabout construction woes have you feeling down, well we're still open..."

So I take the new roundabout for OH 163/North Shore Blvd/Englebeck Rd is underway.

When I was up there over Labor Day, signs indicated construction would begin Sept. 12, so I guess it did.  Hopefully, it will be completed before Memorial Day.  I'll be up there again in October, so I'll be interested to see how much has been accomplished.
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« Reply #878 on: October 10, 2022, 09:28:23 PM »

I just got back from a little road trip and I noticed that the section where I visited Ohio (that would be from the PA/OH state line near Erie/Ashtabula to the OH/MI stateline at Toledo), there were a lot of Florida license plates. Does anybody know why that might be?
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Re: Ohio
« Reply #879 on: October 10, 2022, 10:01:48 PM »

I just got back from a little road trip and I noticed that the section where I visited Ohio (that would be from the PA/OH state line near Erie/Ashtabula to the OH/MI stateline at Toledo), there were a lot of Florida license plates. Does anybody know why that might be?
no fall foliage in FL so they head north

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Re: Ohio
« Reply #880 on: October 11, 2022, 03:58:49 PM »

I just got back from a little road trip and I noticed that the section where I visited Ohio (that would be from the PA/OH state line near Erie/Ashtabula to the OH/MI stateline at Toledo), there were a lot of Florida license plates. Does anybody know why that might be?
I’ve seen a lot in Columbus as well. I just assumed it was because of the hurricane. That part of Florida is full of Ohio expats.
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Re: Ohio
« Reply #881 on: October 13, 2022, 02:34:25 PM »

I heard a radio commercial for some beer store in the Marblehead/Catawba area that said something like "Roundabout construction woes have you feeling down, well we're still open..."

So I take the new roundabout for OH 163/North Shore Blvd/Englebeck Rd is underway.

When I was up there over Labor Day, signs indicated construction would begin Sept. 12, so I guess it did.  Hopefully, it will be completed before Memorial Day.  I'll be up there again in October, so I'll be interested to see how much has been accomplished.

I was in the area over last weekend.  The southern half of the roundabout is complete.  Between Sunday (9th) and Monday (10th) they diverted through traffic onto the completed section of the roundabout, so I assume construction of the north half commenced on Monday.  If they keep up this pace, it should be complete by Thanksgiving (assuming they can still get asphalt).
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« Reply #882 on: November 12, 2022, 07:41:49 PM »

Governor DeWine Announces 50 New Traffic Safety Projects
https://governor.ohio.gov/media/news-and-media/governor-dewine-announces-50-new-traffic-safety-projects-11042022

Full list:
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHIOGOVERNOR/2022/11/03/file_attachments/2319081/2022%20Safety%20Projects.pdf

some local roundabouts of note to me:
- OH 269 and Portland Rd north of Bellevue
- OH 4 and OH 113 east of Bellevue (currently signalized, has odd angle and sits on a ridge with houses and a business in close proximity, will be interesting to see how they do it)
- US 20 and OH 511 (would be 2nd roundabout on US 20's two lane section between Norwalk and Oberlin)

US 23 Marion County:
- Eliminate (cul-de-sac) Bethlehem Rd intersection
- convert Newmans Cardington Rd intersection to RIRO with turn lanes
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Re: Ohio
« Reply #883 on: November 12, 2022, 08:15:17 PM »

some local roundabouts of note to me:
- OH 269 and Portland Rd north of Bellevue
- OH 4 and OH 113 east of Bellevue (currently signalized, has odd angle and sits on a ridge with houses and a business in close proximity, will be interesting to see how they do it)
- US 20 and OH 511 (would be 2nd roundabout on US 20's two lane section between Norwalk and Oberlin)

That's interesting. The OH 4 - OH 113 intersection probably was only signalized due to that extreme skew. There seems to be room to put the roundabout to the east of the intersection and avoid much taking on the western developed side of the intersection. It also remains to be seen if it's a 5-legged roundabout to accommodate the local Edmonds Road intersection just north, or if they'll just turn that into a cul-de-sac.


As for US 20 - OH 511, they have the room but I ask why is it necessary. US 20 has so much more traffic and this will force the highway-speed traffic to slow down to manipulate the roundabout. But there is plenty of room with the corner gas station abandoned and farmland in two of the other three quadrants. I guess it's probably my bias about not replacing unsignalized intersections with roundabouts when one side has heavy traffic.

Fun fact: my first "real" summer job was at Green Circle Growers plant 5 just south of US 20 on 511.

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Re: Ohio
« Reply #884 on: November 13, 2022, 03:03:59 PM »

Governor DeWine Announces 50 New Traffic Safety Projects
https://governor.ohio.gov/media/news-and-media/governor-dewine-announces-50-new-traffic-safety-projects-11042022

Full list:
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHIOGOVERNOR/2022/11/03/file_attachments/2319081/2022%20Safety%20Projects.pdf
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Oh 32 (Pike Co) Build a turbo lane at State Route 124 in Piketon. High severity, high application score.
US 35 (Jackson Co) Build a turbo lane at Dixon Run Road in Bloomfield Township. High severity, high application score.

What the hell is a "Turbo Lane"?!?  :confused: :hmm:

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« Reply #885 on: November 13, 2022, 03:12:14 PM »

What the hell is a "Turbo Lane"?!?  :confused: :hmm:

“It’s basically the installation of acceleration and turn lanes for traffic merging on and off U.S. Route 35 and Dixon Run Road to give drivers a place to safely get up to speed and merge into mainline traffic without having to try and turn directly into a passing lane,” McGuire stated.

https://www.thetelegramnews.com/articles/u-s-route-35-dixon-run-road-intersection-to-get-turbo-lane/
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Re: Ohio
« Reply #886 on: November 13, 2022, 08:11:34 PM »

When I was looking it up, all I saw was that and a bunch of diagrams of Turbo Roundabouts. Is Turbo Lane an ODOT only term?
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« Reply #887 on: November 15, 2022, 05:50:37 PM »

What the hell is a "Turbo Lane"?!?  :confused: :hmm:

“It’s basically the installation of acceleration and turn lanes for traffic merging on and off U.S. Route 35 and Dixon Run Road to give drivers a place to safely get up to speed and merge into mainline traffic without having to try and turn directly into a passing lane,” McGuire stated.

https://www.thetelegramnews.com/articles/u-s-route-35-dixon-run-road-intersection-to-get-turbo-lane/

What's the difference between a turbo lane and a regular turn lane and acceleration lane? Why come up with a new term for it?
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Re: Ohio
« Reply #888 on: November 17, 2022, 04:33:28 PM »

I heard a radio commercial for some beer store in the Marblehead/Catawba area that said something like "Roundabout construction woes have you feeling down, well we're still open..."

So I take the new roundabout for OH 163/North Shore Blvd/Englebeck Rd is underway.

When I was up there over Labor Day, signs indicated construction would begin Sept. 12, so I guess it did.  Hopefully, it will be completed before Memorial Day.  I'll be up there again in October, so I'll be interested to see how much has been accomplished.

I was in the area over last weekend.  The southern half of the roundabout is complete.  Between Sunday (9th) and Monday (10th) they diverted through traffic onto the completed section of the roundabout, so I assume construction of the north half commenced on Monday.  If they keep up this pace, it should be complete by Thanksgiving (assuming they can still get asphalt).

According to something I saw on Facebook, the roundabout is complete and open to traffic.  I must say that I'm impressed they did it in less than 10 weeks.  We have one here that has been under construction for at least 6 months.
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