Intersection Improvement at SR-82 and Boone Road in Columbia Township

On September 13, 2013, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following regarding this project: Resolution No. 2013-029 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2013-030 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Intersection Improvement at SR-82 and Boone Road in Columbia Township
Sponsor: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3
Name: LOR SR 82 9.05
PID No: 92836
Estimated Total Cost: $2,475,000 (preliminary engineering, right-of-way and construction)
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT

History/Background: On December 14, 2012, the NOACA Governing Board approved Resolution No. 2012-048 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2012-049 Plan Amendment involving realigning the north and south approaches of Boone Road to create a four-leg intersection with SR-82 in Columbia Township. The project is listed in the NOACA state fiscal years (SFY) 2014 – 2017 TIP, dated May 2013, and programmed for SFY 2014. On May 22, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners, Lorain County, Ohio, approved Resolution No. 13-495 authorizing the Lorain County Engineer to submit an application packet to NOACA for funding for the Boone Road/Royalton Road (SR 82) Intersection Realignment in Columbia Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

Current Conditions: SR-82 (Elyria Twinsburg Road) is functionally classified as an urban minor arterial. SR-82 is a two-lane facility. The pavement width is 30 feet, with two 12-foot-wide lanes and three-foot-wide paved shoulders. The width of the existing right-of-way is 60 feet. The average daily traffic on SR-82 is 11,820 vehicles per day with six percent trucks (2011 count). The posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Boone Road (TR-130) is functionally classified as an urban local road.

Proposed Project: The project involves realigning the north and south approaches of Boone Road to create a four-leg intersection with SR-82 in Columbia Township (location map and aerial image). The sponsor reports that the project will involve installing positively offset left turn lanes on SR-82 and include the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection. The proposed pavement width is 30 to 40 feet, with two 11-foot-wide through lanes, one 11-foot-wide left turn lane (from the east and west approach) and three-foot-wide paved shoulders.

The project’s estimated total cost is $2,475,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $484,214. The PEPD will be funded with $435,793 in Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds and $48,421 in Ohio Department of Public Safety (OPDS) funds. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detail design (PEDD) is $53,015. The PEDD will be funded with $42,412 in HSIP funds and $10,603 in OPDS funds. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $337,771. The RW will be funded with $292,717 in HSIP funds and $45,054 in OPDS funds.

The estimated cost of construction is $1,600,000. Only $1,100,000 of the construction phase will be funded with HSIP funds at a rate of 100 percent. The difference between the estimated construction cost and the identified funding is $500,000. The Lorain County Engineer requests $400,000 of NOACA-controlled Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding toward the construction cost. The Lorain County Engineer will provide the remaining $100,000.

Staff Comment (Summary):

Short Range Planning: Project Development and Member Services Team

  • In 2009 - 2011, there were nine crashes on Boone Road at log point 2.53 to 2.73. The percentage of severe crashes is high with severity index of 3.33.
  • A road safety audit should be performed during the design stage.
  • This project is consistent with NOACA’s Connections+ 2035 Goal # 3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency and Safety of the Transportation System).
  • This project is currently portrayed in NOACA's SFYs 2014 - 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), dated May 2013, with HSIP and ODOT funds but no NOACA-controlled funds. The request for NOACA-controlled STP funds toward the project's construction cost warrants its processing through project planning review (PPR).
  • Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments.

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

If you are a representative of a governmental entity and would like to comment on this project, please email us.

Public Involvement:

NOACA encourages comments from the public on this proposed transportation improvement project. We would appreciate it if you include your city of residence, although it is not required. The public review period lasts until the Governing Board makes a decision about them.

Committee Review:

Regional Transportation Investment Subcommittee (RTIS) / Transportation Subcommittee:

  •  No comments; recommended for amendment to NOACA’s Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Last updated: 9/17/2013 9:26:17 AM