COVENTRY TWP. The intersection of Killian Road and Main Street in Coventry Township could soon get a makeover.
The intersection ranked fifth in an Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) study of of high crash intersections in Summit County. Those crashes are the biggest concern at the intersection, which last saw improvements in 2006.
“Part of the study GPD is performing is analyzing crash data and hunting for commonalities among the crashes to see if there is a change we can make in the configuration of the intersection to reduce those crashes,” Summit County Government Affairs Liaison Heidi Swindell said.
An average of 15,000 cars use the intersection daily according to the most recent count from AMATS. GPD is conducting a new updated traffic count.
The scope of the improvements will determine how quickly the work will get done.
“Some changes can be made quickly and inexpensively such as sign upgrades or signal timing modifications,” Swindell said.
Another option that could come out of the study would be to restripe the intersection, which would be done early next year.
“If the study recommends anything that would change the geometry of the intersection, such as adding lanes that would take much longer,” Swindell said. “We would have to come up with funding and do the design before construction could start.”