Marblehead roundabout now open!

Nov 16, 2022 | Around Ottawa County | 1 comment

The Ohio Department of Transportation invites everyone in Danbury Township, the Village of Marblehead and Lakeside Chautauqua to celebrate the completion of Ottawa County’s first roadway roundabout, located at State Route 163 and North Shore Boulevard/Englebeck Road.

The event was held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at the intersection.

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  1. Scott Batson

    People using the road make mistakes (like speeding, running stop signs and red lights, turning left in front of oncoming traffic), always have and always will. Crashes will always be with us, but they need not result in fatalities or serious injury.

    Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world – the intersection type with the lowest risk of fatal or serious injury crashes – (much more so than comparable signals). Modern roundabouts require a change in speed and alter the geometry of one of the most dangerous parts of the system – intersections. The reduction in speed to about 20 mph and sideswipe geometry mean that, when a crash does happen at a modern roundabout, you might need a tow truck, but rarely an ambulance. Visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or FHWA for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts.

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