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Boardman residents oppose roundabout at Mathews and Sheridan

Published: Sun, February 13, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m.

By Ashley Luthern



Some residents oppose a proposed roundabout at a busy township intersection.

The idea for a roundabout at Mathews and Sheridan roads first was raised in 2008.

Township Administrator Jason Loree and Road Superintendent Larry Wilson both said they have received calls from residents who oppose a roundabout replacing the traffic light at the intersection, which is maintained by Mahoning County.

“We’ve had a lot of complaints that they do not want a roundabout. We’ve told them the county will have a public forum and they should attend those,” Loree said.

Rob Donham, Mahoning County professional traffic engineer, said the county engineer’s office will have two or three public meetings for residents to voice concern, but he has not received any complaints. Dates for those meetings have not been set.

Last week, the Mahoning County commissioners approved about $217,000 for a design study.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


1mark(60 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Oh good God, quit standing in the way of progress! I feel for the Mahoning County Engineers. It must be frustrating to want to introduce more efficient traffic engineering to their designs, while simultaneously saving money; just to be faced with a backward community that is averse to any kind of change, even for the better.

Of course, we all know the complainers will get their way and the roundabout won't happen. Then the following year when more of the county engineering budget has to be reallocated to this project, everyone will complain that there isn't enough money to fix roads and upgrade other congested areas.

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2Crowe(20 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Oh please, oh please, oh please let them put in a round-a-bout or anything else that will improve that intersection!

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3southsidedave(5189 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

What is wrong with a roundabout; the story didn'y state that.

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4jeffhoef1(45 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Anybody with a brain would have put in a left-turn lanes and arrows when they repaved it a few years ago. Only on Matthews Road. That is where we get backed up several times a week. Roundabouts would only confuse all the nice old people in my neighborhood. You know, they get to the stop sign way before you, then they try to wave everybody out of the way when it would be easier if they just knew how to drive. Peace is for those who would just lose anyways.

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5ts1227(137 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I went to college in a town (Athens, OH) where they placed a roundabout at a busy intersection in 2010. It was actually a state route, so it was probably busier than this one. People complained for years leading up to it, and even for a little while once it opened in summer 2010.

Then, everyone got used to it in about a month, because it has worked GREAT. You don't hear a word about about it because everyone has their foot in their mouth (other than the editor of one of the local newspapers who tends to bring it up to rub it in to the naysayers).

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6ScottRAB(14 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

turn lanes don't eliminate left turn crashes like a roundabout will.
for facts about roundabouts search the word 'roundabout' at:

Safety: www.iihs.org
General info www.fhwa.dot.gov
or www.ksu.edu

video: www.youtube.com

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

@Mark backward community So true So true

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8seminole(476 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

They will screw this up like they did when they put in the speed humps on Overhill; the goofs at the road dept made them too flat, no one paid any attention to the lack of construction, now they made humps the jackass kids and adults still speed over. You can't count on any intelligence with the township, road dept or drivers, especially the drivers, ie soccer moms texting, Mooney students speeding and texting, bad-ass dads speeding and talking, the entire gamut of idiot drivers that have no concern for the families that live on residential streets or standing out near the street waiting on buses, or pulling into their driveways, just self-important jackasses absorbed in their own lives...

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9Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Seminole WOW is there anybody you do not dislike???

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10seminole(476 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Free, it's difficult, but the self-absorbed ruin it for me...

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