New Ramp Meters To Be Activated At I-75/Union Centre Boulevard


New Ramp Meters To Be Activated
At I-75/Union Centre Boulevard

The Ohio Department of Transportation released the update on April 22, 2021.

The newly installed ramp meters will ease the traffic congestion and improve traffic safety near the Union Centre Blvd area. It’s reported this area of I-75 has between 110,00-150,000 vehicles pass through a day.

How the signal works:

The light is green or red.

Speed and occupancy data is continuously collected and analyzed.

The vehicle pulls up to stop bar. The vehicle is detected and the signal turns green.

The vehicle merges onto I-75.

The statement as released on April 22, 2021:

Butler County (Thursday, April 22, 2021) – New ramp meters used to control merging traffic are being installed at the Interstate 75 on-ramps at Union Centre Boulevard, and the meters will become operational in early May.

Ramp meters are traffic calming devices that use a two-light signal (red and green only) to manage the rate of vehicles entering the interstate. In addition to managing the flow of traffic, the meters help control congestion and improve safety for motorists, both on the mainline and on the ramps.

On I-75, the average daily traffic in the vicinity of the Union Centre Boulevard ranges from approximately 110,000 vehicles to nearly 150,000 vehicles. The ramp meters are designed and programmed to operate only at times of peak travel demand, and during off-peak times the ramp meters will remain green, allowing motorists to merge onto the freeway without stopping.

The new ramp meters will be permanently activated at the UCB ramps to I-75 beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, May 3.