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The No. 1 intersection for accidents in Hamilton County -- Beechmont Avenue and Five Mile Road in Anderson Township -- will be improved.
Hamilton County officials say they hope to begin construction on a project by the end of this year with work expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The project is estimated to cost less than $3.5 million.
The county is working with Anderson Township trustees on the proposed project. They have done improvement projects to the intersection in the past, including adding lanes, but this would be the most significant and innovative, according to county engineers. It's called a one-legged continuous flow intersection.
Basically, it would move the left-turn lane from the intersection to a left-turn bay. What that would do is allow all traffic to move at the same time, not delaying the flow of traffic. For example, when a light turned green, through traffic, right-turn traffic and left-turn traffic would all go at the same time. That can't be done with the current configuration.
This project was modeled on an intersection that was re-configured in the 1970s, Martin Luther King Drive and Jefferson Avenue near the University of Cincinnati.
Hamilton County Engineer Theodore Hubbard said the one-legged continuous flow intersection is very popular in Mexico and it's been used in Louisiana on some of the routes that are used to evacuate people for hurricanes.
"It's been used in a number of places across the country. We think this is going (to) be an effective tool for the Beechmont/Five Mile intersection," he said.
The Beechmont/Five Mile intersection had 32 accidents last year. That's nine more than the intersection with the second most in Hamilton County – Springdale Road and Colerain Avenue in Colerain Township.
The Beechmont/Five Mile intersection is also the busiest in the county with an average daily traffic count of 57,531 vehicles.
The intersection is in a heavy commercial district with Anderson Towne Center located on the northeast part of the intersection. Anderson High School on Forest Road near Beechmont Avenue isn't far from the intersection either.
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