CIRCLEVILLE – A popular pass through and way to avoid Train traffic will be closing soon to left turn traffic on Huston Street.
Huston Street is located just south of the South Court Railroad tracks and attaches to US-23. The intersection allows you to turn left or right onto US-23 merging directly into high speed traffic and that’s concerning to the city and ODOT because of potential for high speed crashes.
“ODOT has brought it up to us during discussion on curb cuts on the new connector road. With the accidents we have had lately ODOT may want to close that road,” said Circleville Mayor Don Mclroy, “We brought it up to them in the past but they were reluctant to close because of access, but now with the new connector in place by taco bell and Circle Lane at the end of South Court that are interested.”
The city said that they had three options:
- Repair the road and keep it as-is
- block the turn lane on US-23 and create a right only turn out of Huston Drive.
- Block Huston Drive completely not allowing traffic to merge into US-23
The city agreed to go with blocking the turn lane on US-23 and create a right only turn out of Huston Drive, or into Huston from Southbound US-23. The change will happen at the beginning of next month.