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U.S. 42/Spring Valley Paintersville Road intersection improvement

Intersection Improvement (Safety)

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the project

Due to a high number of crashes related to left turns and crossing movements, ODOT has constructed a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) at the intersection of U.S. 42 and county Road 75 (Spring Valley Paintersville Road) in Greene County. 

Studies of the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road (SVPR) found that a total of 52 crashes occurred at the intersection from 2007 to 2017. Of which, twenty-nine, or about 56%, resulted in injuries. It was also found 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, and after evaluating alternatives and conducting public involvement, ODOT determined that constructing an RCUT intersection would provide the most effective safety improvement for this intersection. 

With this project, the at-grade crossing from SVPR has been eliminated, and cross-street traffic and left-turn movements are prohibited. Motorists from SVPR must now turn right onto U.S. 42 and then make a legal U-turn at a nearby crossover, or loon. The RCUT has been designed to accommodate all vehicles, including large, oversized trucks, semi tractor-trailers and farm equipment. 

Construction is nearing completion, and crews will return to the site in the spring of  2021 to complete paving operations and other field work.  

How to navigate the RCUT

Through traffic on U.S. 42 remains unaffected by the intersection reconfiguration; however, through traffic on SVPR must do the following:

  • Turn right onto U.S. 42;
  • Use the left lane and loon to make a U-turn;
  • Continue in the opposite direction on U.S. 42; and/or
  • Turn right onto Spring Valley Paintersville Road.

To watch a demonstration of how the U.S. 42/Spring Valley Paintersville Road RCUT works and see a large, tractor-trailer navigating the RCUT, watch the video below.


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