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ROS-159-0.41 Bridge St Safety

Roadway Improvement (Safety)

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

Project Description

The Bridge Street corridor is a major commercial district for the city of Chillicothe and the surrounding areas. Traffic exceeds 43,500 vehicles per day, on average (2017 data).  Increased traffic and congestion on Bridge Street (between Stewart Road and Pawnee Road) and on the US-35 eastbound exit ramp are resulting in travel delays and above-average crash rates. ODOT has studied the situation and identified the following key contributing factors:

  • Bridge Street southbound curb lane is overloaded while the other two lanes are underutilized.
  • Bridge Street northbound lanes experience congestion during hours of peak traffic flow.
  • The intersection at Bridge Street & Stewart Road is often congested.
  • The intersection at Bridge Street & North Plaza Boulevard is often congested.
  • US-35 eastbound exit ramp occasionally backs up onto the highway.
  • ODOT and the City of Chillicothe also wish to enhance pedestrian facilities along Bridge Street.

To address these issues effectively, ODOT is conducting a Feasibility Study to develop optional improvements to the Bridge Street corridor, such as adding a northbound lane, reconfiguring intersections, adding pedestrian shared use paths and/or sidewalks, and improving signal coordination.

You can find out more information about this project by visiting the PublicInput site.

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This section is for frequently asked questions and project-related questions. You may notice that some projects require one or more formal comment period(s) with deadlines for comments to be considered during certain phase(s) of the project development process. Typically called the “public comment period," this is when ODOT asks the public for input before an important decision needs to be made, such as choosing a preferred alternative. You may notice these periods generally occur immediately following a public meeting.

All comments received, regardless of when or how they are submitted, will be reviewed and considered and/or responded to by the ODOT project team. Comments received through this forum will, when appropriate, be publicly posted along with ODOT’s response; Such comments will be moderated to remove personal information prior to posting.

Please let us know if you have questions, and thank you for your interest and input on the project! 

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