4th Quarter SFY 2019 Project Planning Review

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On June 14, 2019, the NOACA Board of Directors added the project described below to the State Fiscal Years 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program via Resolution 2019-032. Resolution 2019-031 verifies that this project successfully completed Project Planning Review. The project was endorsed by the following NOACA subcommittee/committees:
  • Transit Council, February 15, 9:00 a.m. meeting
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council, February 15, 10:30 a.m. meeting
  • Safety and Operations Council, February 15, 1:00 p.m. meeting
  • Transportation Subcommittee, March 15, 10:30 a.m. meeting
  • Planning and Programming Committee, April 12, 11:30 a.m. meeting
  • Executive Committee, May 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m. meeting

Major Rehabilitation of US-20 in Madison Township

History/Background: This project is included in ODOT District 12’s Program

Title: Major rehabilitation of US-20 in Madison Township

Sponsor: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 12

Estimated Total Cost: $16,000,000

Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT

  • LAK US-20 – 24.99: PID No. 109270 - This project involves major rehabilitation of Ridge Road (US-20), from Townline Road to SR-528, in Madison Township (location map). Work will include minor widening and drainage replacement. The estimated cost of construction (CO), provided by the sponsor, is $16,000,000. The project will be fully funded with Major Rehab Program funds and ODOT District Preservation funds for award in July 2020.

Staff Comment (Summary):

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Consider installation of centerline rumble stripes to mitigate head-on collisions.
  • Coordinate with Madison Township on the status and long term maintenance of the sidewalk. 

Committee Review:

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC):

   RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Offset the sidewalk as far as possible from the traffic lane, especially in the higher speed sections.
  • Recommend wide shoulders to better facilitate bike travel.

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.

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

Public Involvement:

Comment received from a Madison Township resident:

I do not support this project(s) as proposed. US-20 DOES need improving. However, I work for Madison Township and own property and a business in the township and am concerned about the negative impact that this project could have for property owners, like the US-20 McMackin Road Project had on our property. The state's road water has become a serious issue on our property due to that project (that our parcel was NOT a part of). I hope that the review process works better for this project. 

Response from ODOT District 12:

The [project] design will include pavement replacement, widening of US-20 approximately 2 feet on either side to establish standard lane widths while re-establishing curb reveal.  The project also includes the replacement of the current roadway drainage to create an improved drainage system. Due to the pavement replacement and widening, all drive aprons along US-20 will be replaced and regraded for proper drainage.    

The implementation of standard lane widths will improve safety and access management with minimal right of way impacts. Please let me know if you have any concerns.