MOUNT VERNON — Motorists around Knox County early this week began noticing traffic counter strips laid in the roadway as part of the Highway Performance Monitoring System with the Ohio Department of Transportation. An ODOT traffic count study takes place every three years in cooperation with cities, villages, counties and townships. Due to budget cuts, this year’s study is being contracted to Southern Traffic Services Inc.
“This is a federal requirement that every three years the traffic is monitored,” said Lauren Holdsworth, public information officer for ODOT District 5. “This is for highway design and planning, to coordinate signals if needed and for future projects.”
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