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Transportation & Government Services
South Limestone Street Improvements
The project will consist of reconfiguration of the intersection and traffic signal replacement at South Limestone Street and Leffel Lane, and adding landscaping to the infield areas of the Interstate 70 interchange with South Limestone Street (State Route 72).
City Manager, City of Springfield
Assistant City Manager, City of Springfield
Capital Programs Administrator, ODOT District 7
Transportation Director, Clark County-Springfield TCC
$500,000 Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding - Committed
$750,000 Ohio Public Works Commission - Projected
Construction or Capital
The City of Springfield was awarded $500,000 by ODOT in 2017 for preliminary engineering and development of construction plans. OPWC funding for local match for signal and intersection work is within budget and scope of district funding, however no application has been submitted.
A year from now or later
Federal Transportation - Surface Transportation Block Grant Program
Federal Transportation - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program
Federal Transportation - Highway Safety Improvement Program
Federal Transportation - Transportation Alternatives Program
The project will address roadway safety and congestion issues at the intersection of South Limestone Street and Leffel Lane. This portion of the project is part of the TCC's South Limestone Corridor Plan, which was completed in December 2016. The Plan is a full corridor vision that included extensive public involvement. The intersection and corridor are currently ranked as priority highway safety locations by the TCC and the intersection is also a statewide urban intersection priority as ranked by ODOT.
The project's landscaping component will enhance the southern gateway to the city. In 2018, ODOT began widening Interstate 70 between US Route 68 and State Route 72. As part of the widening, the existing Interstate bridges are being replaced and the new decks will be enhanced with minor aesthetic improvements. The landscaping will tie together committed Interstate investment, potential new development to the south of the Interstate, and redevelopment and public investment to the north of the Interstate.
Reduction in vehicle crashes, reduction in vehicle crash severity, reduction in vehicle delay, private investment in commercial developments, increase in housing occupancy rate.
The project is not anticipated to retain any new jobs directly.
The project is part of a larger, 2-mile corridor study as conducted by the Clark County-Springfield TCC. During the course of the planning study, multiple public involvement opportunities were presented and the TCC received numerous comments. The portions of the corridor study recommendations included in this application received no public opposition.