Monday, October 16, 2000

You Asked For It

Blue Ash to improve crossing

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Question: I have always wondered about the timing of the lights at Pfeiffer and Kenwood roads. The green arrow that allows cars to turn left onto Kenwood from Pfeiffer allows only two or three cars through at a time. — S. Caldwell, Montgomery

        Answer: Blue Ash City Manager Marvin Thompson said the intersection has been a problem for several years because of inadequate capacity to handle increasing traffic. A major project to widen Kenwood Road includes significant improvements to this intersection, including more lanes and new signalization. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of next year, Mr. Thompson said.

        Q. During evening rush hour, traffic trying to turn left onto Corbly Road from westbound Clough Pike stacks up. Only one or two vehicles get through the light at a time. There isn't enough traffic to merit a left-turn arrow, but could the light be changed so eastbound and westbound traffic go at separate times? — Pam Price, Mount Washington

        A. Restricting east- and westbound traffic to separate timing sequences would cause significant additional snarls on Clough Pike, said Tim Langenbrunner of the Hamilton County engineer's office. The timing sequence is at its most effective.

        Q. A traffic light is needed at Montgomery Road and Hartfield Place near the Bob Williams Ford dealership. — Fran Forney, Montgomery

        A. Montgomery Public Works Director Bob Nikula said a traffic study was conducted in this area that included Montgomery Road, Hartfield Place, Main Street and drives serving the car dealership. Traffic from the side streets to Montgomery was not significant and a traffic signal is not warranted, he said.

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