Green Township is planning to reconstruct the five-leg intersection of Bridgetown, Ebenezer and Taylor roads to advance the efficiency and safety of one of the community’s busiest junctions. Currently, motorists experience long delays and backups at the intersection, particularly during rush hour, making this a source of frustration and auto accidents.
Known locally as Five Points, this intersection is listed as a high priority in the Western Hamilton County Transportation study completed by Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) in 2007. The goal of this OKI study was to develop a strategic plan that will improve the transportation mobility and safety of residents, commuters, visitors and freight movement throughout Western Hamilton County. The Five Points intersection is also explicitly mentioned as one of the top 25 projects in the tri-state area needing attention in Chapter 14 of the OKI 2030 Regional Transportation Plan. It is consistently on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Hot Spot list that identifies two-mile road sections throughout the state with a total number of 250 or more crashes, regardless of traffic volume or other factors.
Planned Intersection Improvements:
Green Township has made it a priority to resolve mobility and safety problems at the Five Points Intersection. Following the recommendations of a preliminary study performed by TEC Engineering in March 2010, the Township has determined the best solution is to reconfigure the intersection from a five-leg intersection to a more conventional four-leg intersection by relocating the Taylor Road connection to a point further west along Bridgetown Road. The improvements deemed necessary to the Five Points Intersection include:
- Relocating Taylor Road to intersect Bridgetown Road southwest of the existing intersection
- Adding dedicated turn lanes to the intersection
- Completing sidewalk connections
- Improving road signage
Preliminary planning and design for the Five Points Intersection project is currently underway. During this phase, the project team will complete a series of environmental and ecological surveys, topographical surveys and geophysical investigations. These studies will be performed on both public and private property. Information gained will be used to determine the preferred alignment for the relocation of Taylor Road and develop preliminary construction plans.
Overall, the reconstruction of the Five Points intersection will result in many long-term benefits:
- Significant reduction in traffic delays and improved mobility through the area
- Better signage which will minimize confusion
- Improved pedestrian walkways/sidewalks for increased safety
- Reduced mobile source emissions
Hamilton County (Friday, Sept. 22, 2017) – The Taylor Road relocation project consists of improving the intersection of Bridgetown Road (State Route 264), Ebenezer and Taylor roads from an existing five leg intersection to a conventional four leg intersection. Improvements include the addition of turn lanes, the relocation of Taylor Road to intersect SR 264 approximately 800 feet southwest of the intersection, storm sewer, curb and gutter updates.
Taylor Road will be closed from Bridgetown to Rybolt roads beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 until approximately May, 2018. Traffic will be detoured to Bridgetown and Powner roads, with local traffic maintained. There will be access to Rickshire from Bridgetown Road.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.
To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check www.OHGO.com.
For More Information:
Contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517 or Liz Lyons, District 8 Public Information, at (513) 933-6534.
ODOT Project Designation:
HAM-SR 264-6.90; PID # 88790