ODOT rep discusses Fayette streets. 09.01.2010

Written by David Green.

A representative from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) met with Fayette officials early in the month to discuss several areas of concern.

Mike Stormer spoke with village administrator Amy Metz and police chief Jason Simon about traffic issues.

Fayette police will conduct a traffic survey at the intersection of State Route 66 and Gamber Road to determine if a stoplight should be constructed at the intersection. The data will be forwarded to ODOT for study.

Police will also collect data to determine if the speed limit on S. Fayette Street should be decreased from 50 miles an hour to 35.

A study will also be made on W. Main Street (U.S. 20) to determine if a speed reduction is needed in the vicinity of the Dollar General store under construction.

The village will also send updated data to ODOT about traffic at the main intersection of U.S. 20 and State Route 66.

Stormer reviewed the parking situation at Amigo’s Pizza on S. Fayette Street (State Route 66) to examine the possibility of diagonal parking. Stormer said that no additional parking spaces would be created by changing to diagonal.

Stormer said the state would install handicap accessible ramps on U.S. 20 the next time the road is resurfaced. If ADA crosswalks are needed before the next resurfacing, Stormer said, the village would be responsible for completing the work.

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