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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Improving Infrastructure and Traffic Congestion: Massillon Road South Corridor

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GREEN, OH – Construction of the Massillon Road South corridor project will begin this July. The project will improve the safety and efficiency of two intersections, at Boettler Road and Corporate Woods Circle, by replacing the traditional signaled intersections with roundabouts. This change will improve traffic flow to move vehicles through the corridor faster and will provide easier and safer access to businesses along the corridor. Construction is expected to be completed in November 2023. 

Project Plan

Two roundabouts will be added to improve the efficiency and safety of two intersections at Boettler Road and Corporate Woods Circle. CVS Drive will also be extended to connect Franks Parkway to Thorn Drive. This will provide easier access to plazas and alternative routes to Massillon Road. Street lighting will be installed to enhance night driving in the corridor, along with landscaping to beautify the area. A new sidewalk on the east side of the corridor will help assist pedestrians safely travel through the area. This project will be completed in phases due to the need to maintain 3 lanes of travel on Massillon Road at all times. 

Travel and Detours

Travelling along Massillon Road during this time may require alternate routes. North and South bound traffic on Massillon Road will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. However, there will be periods of closure for all intersecting roadways. These closures will be marked with signage and announced via our emergency text alert system, Green Alert. To sign up for Green Alert text GREENOH to 99411 and complete the sign-up process by clicking the link received (FYI: If you do not live in Green, use an address in Green for accurate messages).

Why Roundabouts?

Roundabouts have proved to be significantly safer than traditional intersections thanks to the limited number of conflict points, slower speeds, and increased awareness of drivers. Drivers also save time and gas by not idling at red lights. Without the addition of these roundabouts, Massillon Road would need to be 9-lanes wide to handle projected traffic flow. Building nine lanes of traffic would cost far more and be less safe than the roundabout design. The roundabouts will provide capacity to handle growth of our prime retail and business hub without constructing a 9-lane roadway.

Communication

The City is taking a very involved approach in keeping business leaders, employees, and consumers informed regarding construction of the corridor. Roundtable events were held to discuss early phases of the project and to share educational materials to business leaders. Our City communications team, project manager, and Engineering team will continue to be the main point of contact for these business leaders and address any concerns. Further information available at cityofgreen.org/241.

Map of completed project with 2 roundabouts

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive, and promising city with more than 27, 475 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.

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