The Ohio Department of Transportation dedicates about $158 million annually for engineering improvements at high-crash and severe crash locations – one of the largest state investments in the nation. This funding is available to ODOT staff and local governments, and it can be used to make improvements on any public roadway.

ODOT funds a mix of spot safety projects, such as intersection improvements, and systemic safety treatments, such as center and edge line rumble stripes and cable barrier, which can be installed across many miles for less cost.

Current Projects:

114823 LOR Intersection Safety Improvements

State Route 611 - West 21st Street - Intersection Safety Improvements

Project Presentation to ODOT:

Safety Presentation to ODOT

Project Description: 

Reconstruction the three traffic signals at Leavitt Road, Oberlin Avenue, and Washington Avenue to fully accommodate pedestrians, include pedestrian countdown timers and pushbuttons. Reconstructed traffic signals would have new mast arms with backplates and LED signal heads to improve the target value.

Project map:

114823 project map

Project Location:

West 21st Street at Leavitt Road, Oberlin Avenue, and Washington Avenue.

Project Information:

Designer: TBD

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Estimated Cost: $1,257,500.00

Proposed Construction Start date:05/01/2023