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SR 163/N. Shore Boulevard intersection improvements

Intersection Improvement (Safety)

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the project

Please join us online here for a virtual public meeting Thursday, August 20, 4-5pm.

The meeting presentation (coming soon) and handout explains the proposed alternative for improving the intersection of State Route 163 and N. Shore Blvd/Englebrook Rd in Lakeside by constructing a roundabout.

 

 

Project documents are also available under "Related Resources" along the right column of the page.

 

Project Resources:

Printable Comment Form

Flyer

Project Meeting Handout

Invite Letter

Virtual Public Meeting Ground Rules

 

Submit comments and questions by Monday, September 21 with any of these methods: 

  • Online 
    • Click here for the electronic comment form on ODOT's website
  • Mail
  • Email
  • Call ​
    • ​419-373-4489 - Nada Elkhechen
  • Text
    • F047 to 73224
  • Voicemail
    • Call 855-925-2008 code 9509

 

Please click the following link on Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. to join the online meeting: https://publicinput.com/F047

Event page: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/about-us/events/district-2/Public-Meeting-SR-163-North-Shore-Roundabout

The video below discusses the safety and function of roundabouts:

 

The video below explains how to drive a roundabout like the one proposed for this intersection:

 

The video below explains how large vehicles such as semis, emergency response vehicles, trucks with boats or campers, farm equipment, etc. drive roundabouts like the one proposed for this intersection:

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will boat haulers get through the roundabout?
A: When designing the roundabout, we took into account that large vehicles like boat haulers, emergency services vehicles, tractor trailers, farm equipment, etc. have to be able to maneuver it. This was done by choosing the proper size for the roundabout that would be able to handle such traffic. One way this is achieved by using truck aprons, which is an area that falls between the central island and the circulating lane. It is a mountable portion allowing trucks to drive over it when necessary, but not used by passenger vehicles. Here is a quick video about truck aprons: https://youtu.be/KK5k2sH9Mko

Q: Will this work be done in the off-season?
A: Yes. ODOT understands the summer tourism in this area, so construction is scheduled for Fall of 2022.

Q: Will a single lane roundabout be able to handle the summer influx of traffic?
A: When the safety study was completed for this intersection, traffic data was collected during mid-July, knowing that this was when the average weekday volumes would be at their highest for the entire year. This data yielded that a single lane roundabout was sufficient for each approach to the intersection.

Q: What is being done to allow traffic from North Shore and Englebeck time to pull onto SR 163?
A: The current conditions of the intersection and speed limits require a 500-600 foot gap in traffic for a vehicle to safely turn off Englebeck or North Shore and fit into traffic coming from Marblehead (the vehicle is turning onto SR 163 going westbound).  The proposed roundabout will pull the speed limit at the intersection down to around 25-35 MPH which only require around a 60 foot gap in traffic for a vehicle to safely fit into traffic.

Q: What about the curve to the east of the intersection?
A: There is adequate site distance at the intersection. Flattening the curve just east of the intersection was investigated but it would be more expensive and would require taking a building, which is more impacts than the roundabout option.

 

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