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.
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.
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.