officials are looking into more safety improvements to a deadly
stretch of Interstate 75 in Butler and Warren counties. A Jan.
22 crash was the tenth fatal accident on the 12-mile stretch since
the crashes along the section of road running from just north
of the Fox Highway in Liberty Township to Ohio 123 in Franklin
have reportedly been on dry pavement and involved vehicles that
crossed the median into oncoming traffic. Rumble strips installed
in August 2001 to alert drivers they are going off the road have
not been as effective as anticipated. Two accidents along the
stretch have occurred since their installation. "We had hoped
the rumble strips would make a significant difference," ODOT
spokeswoman Kim Patton said.
the most-recent accidents, ODOT officials will study four safety
improvements in the median. Possible improvements include installing
guardrails, building concrete barriers, creating grassy mounds