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自由之乡(Liberty Township):已制定计划,到2023年夏季软化Seldom Seen Road S曲线


吉姆·菲舍尔  |  本星期

A dangerous S-curve that has drawn 的attention of Liberty Township motorists for years is 上 its way to being redesigned.

自由镇受托人和特拉华县官员已同意合作进行一项改善项目,该工程位于艾米莉·特拉法根公园(Emily Traphagen Park)以东的Sawmill Parkway和Riverside Drive之间的Seldom Seen道路上。上个月签署的该协议为寻求拨款和开始设计过程奠定了基础。

“多年来,这条路很重要(而且)已经讨论了好几次了,”受托人Shyra Eichhorn说。“We’我们做了一些调整,增加了闪烁的标志(并将)限速标志向后移。”

“该地区多年来一直是人们关注的问题,” Doug Riedel, township liaison with 的Delaware County Engineer’的办公室于1月6日告诉受托人。

He said 的engineer's office is ready to move forward with 的township 上 improvements to make 的curves safer.

Rob Riley, deputy assistant county engineer, said improving 的S-curve was discussed 15 years ago, but 的project was postponed, at least in part, due to lack of funding. 

“从那以后,有些事情发生了变化。首先,这条路的交通量大幅增长,在15年内翻了一番还多,” Riley told 本星期. “其次,特拉华县专员通过(县)道路补助计划,增加了补助金的匹配额,以鼓励我们的当地运输合作伙伴通过使当地人负担得起的价格来寻求州和联邦补助金。”

“There’s been a solution out there. 那里 just hasn’渴望获得资金,”受托人布莱恩·纽厄尔(Bryan Newell)告诉 本星期.

Both township and county officials have said that securing an Ohio Public Works Commission grant would be vital to 的project.

赖利说,地方官员之所以受到鼓励,是因为补助资金是按人均分配的,而特拉华县的人口增长意味着与15年前相比,州政府提供的交通资金更多。 

Trustees plan to seek $500,000 in grant funding, with 的township providing $150,000 and 的county matching that amount to cover 的initial cost estimate of $800,000, Riley said.

俄亥俄州公共安全部的数据显示,过去五年中,曲线处报告了七起事故,“涉及车辆失去控制或在S曲线上向相反方向撞击车辆,” Riley said.

“We have no way of knowing whether there were other unreported crashes, such as vehicles running off 的road, causing minimal damage and driving away,” he said.

“沿这条路行驶的人都知道那条弯道及其危险性,” Eichhorn said.

赖利说,双曲线的重新设计尚未完成,但他希望“the ‘S’ would be softened to allow for traffic to pass through safely at 的posted speed limit of 45 (miles per hour).”

The preliminary timetable for 的project calls for construction to begin in late 2022, with completion planned for summer 2023, Riley said.

“We’re excited to be able to do this with as little out-of-pocket (money) from 的township as possible,” Newell said.

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