(POWELL, Ohio)—Aug. 21, 2019—Powell City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to extend the time frame for restricted left turns at the Olentangy and Liberty Street intersection from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The extended time frame will go into effect within 4-6 weeks. This will allow time for signage to be ordered and installed. Advanced notification will be provided to the community.
“We have taken a number of steps the past few years to improve traffic flow and the safety of pedestrians in downtown Powell with the completion of the Murphy Parkway extension, the addition of traffic signals and wayfinding signage,” said City Manager Steve Lutz. “It was clear the community wanted this time frame extended after the public forum in June and through the feedback we received from our residents.”
Extending the time frame for restricted left turns is one of the recommendations in the City’s Keep Powell Moving initiative. This initiative is an effort to improve traffic circulation and increase walkability in downtown Powell.