Findlay is part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1. The district has been hard at work on a $114 million reconstruction and widening project of I-75 through Findlay. Part of that project includes a total overhaul of the 1950s-era interchange between I-75, US-68, OH-15, and Lima Avenue. Social Findlay spoke with ODOT District 1’s acting deputy director, Chris Hughes, to learn more about the ‘dogbone’ double roundabout.
Hear Chris’s explanation in our Facebook live video:
This video shows the Lima Ave. roundabout in detail, explaining how to navigate its various approaches and exits:
- yield to traffic that is already in the roundabout
- slow down as you approach the roundabout (20 mph is recommended)
- vehicles in the roundabout have the right of way
- use your turn signal to exit the roundabout
- do not stop in a roundabout unless yielding to pedestrians
- if an emergency vehicle approaches while you are in the roundabout, exit before pulling over out of their way
Benefits of a Roundabout:
- improves traffic flow & reduces delay
- increases capacity
- reduces crash severity and frequency
As long as weather cooperates, the roundabout is expected to open in late 2019. Whenever you see workers present anywhere along roadways, remember to give them plenty of space.
You can learn more about the I-75 widening project in Hancock County here.