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CITY OF WARREN TRAFFIC SIGNAL EVALUATION AND UPGRADE SCHOOL ZONE SIGNALS MULTI-WAY STOP ANALYSIS

UPCOMING PROJECT INFORMATION

CITY OF WARREN TRAFFIC SIGNAL EVALUATION AND UPGRADE SCHOOL ZONE SIGNALS MULTI-WAY STOP ANALYSIS

PIDs: 107235 & 110953

 

The City of Warren will utilize federal funds to improve the city’s traffic signal system.  Professional Traffic Operations Engineers have reviewed traffic counts and completed signal warrants for the city’s sixty-one signalized intersections.  The signal warrants have been completed in accordance with the standards outlined in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices.  Recommendations have been made to remove twenty one signals.  The signals will be placed in flash mode for a period of time to monitor the intersection before the signal is taken out.  The engineering study has been forwarded to representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation for review and comment.  

The improvements to the City of Warren’s traffic signal system will include upgrading vehicle detection, calculating and implementing signal timings, establishing communication within the signal system, installing a server to operate and monitor the system, and removing unwarranted signals.  Battery backup power supply systems will be installed at selected signalized intersections.  The estimated cost of the project is $1,633,500.  Federal CMAQ funds will cover 100% of the project costs.  The funds for construction will be available in 2021.

The City of Warren will utilize federal Safe Routes To School funds to replace the city’s 20 MPH school zone flasher assemblies. New pedestrian signals with countdown feature will be installed at selected signalized intersections in the local school zones.  Grant funds in the amount of $250,000 are being provided to cover costs associated with engineering and construction.  There is no local share required.  The school zone signal improvements will be constructed at the same time as the citywide signal upgrades.  

As the city works to modernize its traffic signal system, it is also examining intersections that have a stop sign on each leg of the intersection. The City of Warren has a total of 71 of these multi-way-stop-controlled intersections.  The Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices provides specific criteria relating to traffic volumes and crash data that must be met in order to have this type of traffic control.  Traffic data was collected and analyzed at each of the 71 intersections. It was determined that conditions at 12 of these intersections meet the OMUTCD requirements while the conditions at the remaining locations fall short of meeting the criteria. The City will be converting the traffic control at these locations from multi-way stop control to two-way stop control.  Stop signs will be removed along the major street and traffic on the minor side street will be required to stop.

The full engineering study for the traffic signal system and multi-way stop analysis see below:

To ensure the decision-making process is comprehensive, the City of Warren is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental and economic impacts of this proposed project.  Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural and ecological resources, regulated materials and the general location of the project. The City of Warren also requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in the vicinity of the project including prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, landmarks and districts.  Any comments you may have regarding the environmental impacts and/or the proposed project may be submitted by June 30 2020.

All public comments, questions and/or concerns about the project are welcomed and should be directed to:

Mr. Paul Makosky
City of Warren Director, Engineering, Planning & Building Department
540 Laird Avenue, S.E.
Warren, OH 44484
330-841-2973
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