Phase 2 of the East Wooster and Campbell Hill Road roundabout project is scheduled to begin on May 22nd. Access to businesses and one lane of traffic in each direction will continue to be maintained throughout the duration of the project.
During this phase of the project, the road work will focus on the southern portion of the roundabout. During this phase, eastbound and westbound traffic will be shifted to the north side of East Wooster, with traffic proceeding through the newly constructed northern portion of the roundabout. Access to Campbell Hill Road and Alumni Drive from East Wooster St. will be prohibited during this phase.
Phase 3 of the project will involve the construction of a decorative median island between the newly constructed roundabout and the existing roundabouts at I-75. Phase 4 will include final paving and striping of the work area.
Intermittent traffic delays and closures should be expected as the project progresses. Dependent upon weather and progress of work, the entire project is anticipated to be complete by August 1st, in advance of the National Tractor Pulls, BGSU Move In, and other significant fall events taking place in the City.
Roundabouts are designed to be safer and more efficient than a traditional intersection. The design of the roundabout creates a low-speed environment and prevents high-angle crashes such as “T-bone” crashes. Low-angle, low-speed crashes tend to be less severe than higher-angle, high-speed crashes. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration, roundabouts reduce the types of crashes where people are seriously hurt or killed by 78 to 82% when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections, per the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual.
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