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File #: 1855-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to request that the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation establish a reasonable and safe prima facie speed on Gantz Road from the Grove City corporation limit immediately south of the I-270 overpass to the intersection of Gantz Road and Frank Road; to repeal any and all speed limit ordinances and resolutions on said roadway; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to request the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) establish a reasonable and safe prima facie speed limit on Gantz Road from the Grove City corporation limit immediately south of the I-270 overpass to the intersection of Gantz Road and Frank Road.

An engineering study conducted along Gantz Road by the Franklin County Engineer’s Office in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.21 supports decreasing the current speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour on Gantz Road from the Grove City corporation limit immediately south of the I-270 overpass to the intersection of Gantz Road and Frank Road. The Department of Public Service, Division of Traffic Management, reached the same conclusion after conducting its own investigation.

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners recently passed a resolution requesting ODOT investigate and determine a safe speed limit at that location. It is now necessary for the City of Columbus to enact similar legislation because a portion of Gantz Road lies within City limits.

2. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested so as to allow the Franklin County Engineer’s Office to formally submit the results of its preliminary study to ODOT for review and approval as soon as reasonably practicable.

Title
To authorize the Director of Public Service to request that the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation establish a reasonable and safe prima facie speed on Gantz Road from the Grove City corporation limit immediately south of the I-270 overpass to the intersection of Gantz Road and Frank Road; to repeal any and all speed limit ordinances and resolutions on said roadway; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the current prima facie speed limit on Gantz Road from the Grove City corporation limit immediately south of the I-270 overpass to the intersection of Gantz Road and...

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