XENIA, Ohio (AP) -- Area officials are working to get a proposed $112 million highway interchanges project on Ohio's traffic project priority list to reduce accidents and congestion on a highly traveled route in southwest Ohio.
The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission says the U.S. 35 section between the North Fairfield and Xenia bypass interchanges had 250 crashes with one fatality the past three years. The Dayton Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/KqyROK ) the project would eliminate stop signs and traffic lights from the only stretch of the highway between Dayton and West Virginia that still has them.
The state's Transportation Review Advisory Council approves transportation projects over $12 million and will vote on its final list June 6. A state transportation spokesman warns there is not enough money to fill every request before the council.