U.S. 42/Spring Valley Paintersville Road intersection improvement
About the project
During the 2020 construction season, ODOT will construct a restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT) intersection at U.S. 42 and county Road 75 (Spring Valley Paintersville Road) in Greene County. The existing intersection is controlled by stop signs on Spring Valley Paintersville Road with existing overhead flashers. The intersection has experienced a high number of crashes related to left turns and crossing movements.
In a recent study of the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road, ODOT determined that a total of 52 crashes occurred at the intersection from 2007 to 2017. Of which, twenty-nine, or about 56%, resulted in injuries. The study determined that the most prominent trend of crashes involved left turning and angle crashes.
Although several short-term improvements were implemented, crashes were still occurring at this intersection. In 2018, twelve additional crashes occurred at the intersection, eight of which resulting in injury. In the most recent high crash rankings, this intersection is ranked #29 among rural intersections and is the highest ranked rural intersection in Greene County on ODOT’s priority list.
After evaluating alternatives and conducting public involvement, ODOT has determined that constructing an RCUT intersection will provide the most effective safety improvement for this intersection.
Work on the $1.6 million project is expected to begin in March 2020 and continue through November 2020. Currently, traffic is being maintained in a minimum of one lane. Westbound Spring Valley Paintersville Road has been closed at its junction with U.S. 42, and traffic is being detoured by way of S.R. 380 North to Krepps Road and S.R. 380 South to Roxanna New Burlington Road.
How to navigate the RCUT
Through traffic on Spring Valley Paintersville Road must:
- Turn right onto U.S. 42.
- Use the left lane to make a U-turn onto the opposite direction of U.S. 42.
- Turn right onto Spring Valley Paintersville Road.
U.S. 42 through traffic will be unaffected by the intersection reconfiguration when the project is complete.
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