The closure of 1 highway at a busy Boardman intersection that was presupposed to final for 3 months has now been prolonged indefinitely.

The Ohio Division of Transportation introduced on Monday the closure of  Brookwood Highway on the intersection of Shields Highway and Market Road is leading to security enhancements with out disruption to surrounding neighborhoods.

ODOT blocked off Brookwood in mid-March as a part of what was presupposed to be a three-month examine to search out out if it will enhance security on the intersection.

Nevertheless, after reporting security enhancements on the intersection, ODOT mentioned it has determined to proceed the closure whereas the info from the mock closure is analyzed by the undertaking workforce.

As soon as the visitors report is finalized, ODOT says it should focus on its findings with Boardman Township and can put up the ultimate report on the undertaking web site.

ODOT started finding out doable modifications on the five-way intersection within the wake of an rising variety of accidents.

The intersection ranks 50th on the state’s Freeway Security Enchancment Program for suburban intersections as a result of excessive crash frequencies.

The state is recommending turning Brookwood’s finish right into a Cul-de-Sac, leaving solely Market Road and Shields Highway on the crossroads.

If it’s decided the most effective plan of action is to maneuver ahead with the really useful various, ODOT says the closure of Brookwood Highway can be maintained till development begins in Spring 2024.

ODOT rejected an alternate plan to reroute Brookwood Highway north of Shields and Indianola Roads to type a brand new intersection with Market Road. That concept was rejected as a result of it will create one other entry level on Market Road and wouldn’t enhance security.