Improvement at the Intersection of SR-18 and SR-58 in Wellington Village

On April 11, 2014, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following actions regarding this project: Resolution No. 2014-016 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2014-017 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Improvement at the Intersection of SR-18 and SR-58 in the Village of Wellington
Sponsor: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3
Name: LOR SR 0018 06.41 (SIGNAL)
PID No.: 97128
Estimated Total Cost: $300,000
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safety funds

History/Background: The ODOT Safety program provides funds to ODOT and local governments for highway safety treatments or corrective activity designed to alleviate a safety problem or a potentially hazardous situation. The program is funded at approximately $100 million annually. Priority is given to those projects with recommended activities/countermeasures that improve safety at roadway locations with a high frequency, severity, and rate of crashes.

Current Conditions: The intersection of SR-18 (Medina-Norwalk Road) and SR-58 (Ashland-Oberlin Road), in the Village of Wellington, is ranked 46th on the Rural Intersection Safety Analyst Priority List. The intersection is signalized with negatively offset left turn lanes on all approaches. The two-phase signal operates fixed time and is outdated with incandescent bulbs and no backplates. On street parking exists close to the intersection, causing vehicles to stop unexpectedly on the thru road due to vehicles backing up into the intersection. There is also a heavy volume of trucks traveling through the intersection. The signal does not currently have pedestrian accommodations. Rear end collisions are the most prevalent crash type caused by long queues, congestion, poor signal visibility and poor signal timing/phasing. Sideswipe crashes are the second most common crash type which is related to queues, congestion, and poor lane alignment.

Proposed Project: The proposed project involves the full replacement of the existing traffic signal at the intersection of SR-18 and SR-58, in the Village of Wellington (location map). The new signal will include light emitting diode (LED) signal heads, backplates, vehicle detection, pedestrian signal heads and pushbuttons, mast arms on each corner of the intersection and protected/permissive left turn phasing if needed. The project will also involve improving the left turn lane alignment by restriping the intersection, removing parking spaces closest to the intersection and remarking crosswalks. The signal mast arms, pedestrian features, and lighting will be designed consistent with the concentration of historic buildings in the village. The village has earmarked Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) downtown development funds to pay for the difference in cost between standard mast arms/fixtures and historical mast arms/fixtures.

The project’s estimated total cost is $300,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detail design (PEDD) is $25,000. The PEDD will be funded with ODOT 3 funds. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $30,000. The RW will be funded with HSIP funds ($25,000) and ODOT 3 funds ($5,000). The estimated cost of construction (C) is $245,000. The C phase will be funded with HSIP funds ($150,000). The Village of Wellington will provide $95,000.

Staff Comment (Summary):

Short Range Planning: Project Development and Member Services Team:

• This project is consistent with NOACA's Connections+ 2035 Goal #3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency of the Transportation System).
• 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. If you
have a comment on this project, please email us.

Committee Review:

Transportation Subcommittee:

• No comments; recommended for Planning and Programming Committee review.

Planning and Programming Committee:

• No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review. 

Executive Committee:

• No comments; recommended for Board of Directors review. 


Last updated: 4/14/2014 10:17:56 AM