Samantha Scoles/News The intersection of Beech Street and Vernonview Drive was busy Sunday afternoon. Despite the number of vehicles that move through the area, a traffic signal is not necessary, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Purchase
MOUNT VERNON — A traffic study by the Ohio Department of Transportation of the intersection of Beech Street and Vernonview Drive does not justify a full-time traffic signal at the intersection.
City Engineer Cameron Keaton said that at peak hours, the intersection has enough traffic to justify a signal, but none of the other “warrants” ODOT measures for justifying a signal were met.
The study was the result of several calls to the mayor’s office about the traffic at the intersection, including the difficulty of turning from Eastmoor onto Veronview.
Because Vernonview is also Ohio 768, Keaton said he called ODOT, which performed the study free for the city because it involved a state route.
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