Roundabout Planned For Kilby Road
By Mike Perleberg
This map shows where Campbell Road in Harrison Township (on the left) will be realigned to intersection with Kilby Road at Simonson Road. Engineers and Harrison Township trustees have agreed that the new intersection will be a roundabout.
Hamilton County Engineering Department
(Harrison, Oh.) – A traffic solution more commonly found in Europe is being planned for an intersection in the Harrison area.
Roundabouts are becoming increasingly popular with transportation projects in the U.S. A roundabout is a type of circular intersection in which road traffic is slowed and flows almost continuously in one direction around a central island to several exits onto the various intersecting roads.
The Harrison Press reports that Hamilton County engineers are making plans for a roundabout intersection on Kilby Road at Simonson Road in Harrison Township. The unique intersection would be part of a project to realign Campbell Road’s dangerous intersection with Kilby Road.
The cost of the realignment and intersection upgrade was estimated at between $1.5 and $2 million, according to the Press. Opting out of a four-way stop and instead using a roundabout solution would save up to $1 million.
Hamilton County engineers and Harrison Township Trustee President Tom Losekamp agreed to the Campbell Road rerouting and roundabout during a November 8 meeting, the newspaper reported. Funding for the project and a timeline are yet to be determined.