BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - The Ohio Department of Transportation is taking a big step to change a dangerous intersection by clearing the way for a roundabout.
Several crashes have occurred on State Route 73 and Jacksonburg Road in Wayne Township.
Alexa and Daxton Perry died at this intersection in the fall of 2019 and in Feb. 2015 a crash that took another life along this stretch.
Now, there is a visible change coming to the intersection that will become a roundabout.
“It’s always related to safety,” Public Information Officer Kathleen Fuller said. “So, this was one location that was identified several years ago as a safe for a safety improvement and the roundabout is basically the safest alternative that we have for that location.”
The hope is to have prep work done on the land by the end of March. At that point, ODOT will sell the project and hope to have construction complete by the end of the summer or early fall.