(4-13-22) Yesterday ODOT, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the Ohio Army National Guard, and Vantage Career Center teamed up for a day of safe driving activities that will include a special focus on roundabouts.

During the 2022 construction season, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will construct the area’s first roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 127, U.S. 224, and Marsh Rd, just north of the city of Van Wert.

According to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) study results, roundabouts achieve an 82% reduction in severe crashes when converting a two-way stop intersection to a roundabout.

U.S. 127 / U.S. 224 / MARSH ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT

Construct a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 127, U.S. 224 and Marsh Road, north of the city of Van Wert.

Estimated Begin: January 2022

Estimated End: October 2022

Project Cost: $2.4 million

Traffic Impacts: Traffic is currently impacted by lane restrictions for utility relocation; traffic is maintained at all times using flaggers. The intersection is expected to close in June for construction of the roundabout. Median at-grade crossings at the following intersections will temporarily close for the duration of the detour: U.S. 30/Boroff Road, U.S. 30/ Mendon Road, and U.S 30/Dutch John Road. 

Part 2 

U.S. 127  BRIDGE REHABILITATION

Rehabilitate the U.S. 127 bridge over Hagerman Creek by replacing the bridge deck.

Estimated Begin: January 2022

Estimated End: October 2022

Project Cost: $589,118

Traffic Impacts:  Traffic will be detoured.