Ohio DOT addresses issues on I-90 with new signs and cameras

By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer | Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Motorists traveling along Interstate 90 in Lake County, Ohio, will be receiving a heads up regarding inclement weather and other road hazards. Three new digital signs and three new traffic cameras will be installed in the area, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

With winter coming up, ODOT will be installing the signs and cameras in the following areas:

  • I-90 eastbound at Riverside Drive
  • I-90 eastbound at Hermitage Road
  • I-90 westbound at County Line Road

ODOT decided to place the new information systems at the selected locations because of a history of traffic issues.

“This area is one where we noticed an increase in accidents, a lot of times during the winter months during the snow season,” said Amanda McFarland, ODOT District 12 public information officer.

Assessing the situation in Lake County, ODOT decided to expand its intelligent transportation system to key areas. Although the system will be used to warn motorists of snow storms – which are known to plague the area in the winter – signs will be used for all purposes, including road work and other situations that may cause delays.

At a cost of $300,000, the signs and cameras will be installed by the end of December.

Ohio state law allows tire chains whenever there is snow or ice on the streets or highways. For a complete list of state chain laws, check out Land Line’s chain law compendium.

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