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The Connector is Complete and Open for Business

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The Ohio Department of Transportation recently held a virtual ribbon cutting for the Ohio 207 Connector between US 23 and Ohio 159.

On the video below, representatives and business leaders talk about what the connector means to the economic future for the region and the safety for travelers on Ohio 159 through the area’s first two roundabouts.

Ross County’s Roundabouts Are Progressing

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Last May, Litter Media reported there are nearly 200 roundabouts in the Ohio.

Travelers of Ohio 159 north of Chillicothe have maneuvered through the construction of two of the newest, the connection of the 159/207 and about a quarter mile north at 150 and 180 at Kinnikinnick. Work should be completed by the end of September/early October 2020.

Studies show roundabouts achieve a 44% reduction in all crashes and a 72-87% reduction in fatal injury crashes when converting a two way stop intersection into a roundabout. READ MORE FROM ODOT

Circleville installed a roundabout near the east entrance of high school campus in 2014. Jackson has a roundabout at McCarty Lane and Acy Avenue just west of US 35 and another near Ohio University’s Convocation Center in Athens.

From the Litter Media Cameras: The Roundabouts at the Ohio 207 Connector with Ohio 159 and at the Ohio 159-180 intersection are taking shape. READ MORE HERE: https://bit.ly/3guID6C

Posted by Litter Media on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Litter Media’s report with ODOT’s Matt McGuire in May 2020.

Flowers Along US 23

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has used wildflowers as pollinators along grassy areas throughout the state for years.

One such stretch is the former weigh station areas on US 23 near Ohio 159 north of Chillicothe in Ross County.

In a recent update of The Loop from ODOT’s media division, the pollinators not only help the environment, but also save taxpayers in mowing costs.

See more flowers on the Litter Media Facebook page below.

From the Litter Media Cameras: Wildflowers the former weigh station areas on US 23 near Ohio 159 north of Chillicothe in…

Posted by Litter Media on Friday, July 3, 2020

Ross County Making Way For Roundabouts

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 9 is constructing two roundabouts north of Chillicothe along Ohio 159, where the new Ohio 207 connector intersects and at Ohio 180.

ODOT Public Information Officer Matt McGuire says the work should be complete in 2020.

“There’ll be a new connector connecting the existing 207 over to State Route 159” said McGuire “and there’ll be two roundabouts, one at the new connector and 159 and a roundabout at 180 and 159.”

Studies show roundabouts achieve a 44% reduction in all crashes and a 72-87% reduction in fatal injury crashes when converting a two way stop intersection into a roundabout. READ MORE FROM ODOT

There are nearly 200 roundabouts in the state. Jackson has a roundabout at McCarty Lane and Acy Avenue just west of US 35 and another near Ohio University’s Convocation Center in Athens.

The Connector of Ohio 207 enters Ohio 159. This will be the first of the two roundabouts to be constructed.
The second roundabout will be here at Ohio 159 and Ohio 180.

ODOT Singing Trucker Warms Hearts During COVID-19 Pandemic

Lee Baxter of Chillicothe based District 9 of the Ohio Department of Transportation capped Governor Mike DeWine’s daily COVID-19 news conference Thursday afternoon.

DeWine drew viewers attention to the monitor for a special video and Baxter warmed hearts with his rendition of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” while the production included views from around Ohio of red, white and blue illuminated bridges and structures followed by encouraging messages and smiling faces of ODOT workers.

By late Thursday evening, the video garnered more than 30,000 Facebook views and over 400 shares.

God Bless the USA – Lee Baxter

Thank you to all of our frontline workers in Ohio. #InThisTogetherOhio

Posted by Ohio Department of Transportation on Thursday, April 2, 2020