Columbus Changes to Traffic Signal at Main St & Alum Creek Dr

City of Columbus crews will make safety enhancements to the traffic signal at the intersection of E. Main Street and Alum Creek Drive the week of February 27, weather permitting. Crews will change the signal operation as seen from westbound E. Main Street at Alum Creek Drive.  Under the current configuration, vehicles can make a left turn when the signal is green (green circle) or when there is a green arrow.  

The signal operation will be changed to permit left turns only when the green arrow is lit. A red arrow will be displayed to remind drivers and cyclists in the turn lane that the turn is not allowed until the green arrow is displayed. The changes to this traffic signal will reduce the likelihood of a collision with left turning vehicles while maintaining the flow of traffic.

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Bexley's Hands Free Ordinance Now In Effect

Hands-on use of mobile devices restricted

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, council voted to approve Ordinance 27-16, prohibitting the hands-on use of mobile communication devices while driving.  Under the new law, drivers must either use hands-free devices to make and receive calls (such as bluetooth in-car and after-market calling systems), or pull out of the flow of traffic to make or receive calls.  The law is very similar to laws in place in 14 states and many cities in the Cleveland region.  Signage will be installed at all entry-points to the City, and a public information campaign and a warning period will preceed enforcement.  

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Public Notice

Public Notice, Division of the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations

Pursuant to the rules governing the remediation of releases of petroleum from underground storage tank (UST) system(s), notice to the public is required whenever there is a confirmed release of petroleum from an UST system(s) that requires a remedial action plan.  Notice is hereby given that a confirmed release of petroleum has occurred from the UST system(s) located at:


A proposed remedial action plan (RAP) dated June 21, 2016, was submitted by the owner and/or operator of the UST system(s) for the renew and approval of the State Fire Marshal (SFM).  Once the SFM has reviewed and approved the proposed RAP, the owner and/or operator of the UST system(s) will be required to implement the proposed RAP.

A copy of the proposed RAP, as well as other documentation relating to this release and the UST system(s) involved, is maintained by the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), and are available for inspection and copying by the public.  Please make all requests for copies of the proposed RAP or for inspection of the RAP and other related documentation in writing to BUSTR, P.O. Box 687, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.

An order form and publications that may help you to understand the requirements for compliance with BUSTR's rules and regulations may be found on the Internet at

The SFM will accept written comments on this RAP for a period of 21 days from the date of publication of this notice.  You may submit any comments regarding this site and the RAP, in writing, at the above address.  For further information, please contact David Israel at (614) 752-7225.  Please reference release #25002648-N00001 when making all inquires or comments.


Notice: Traffic Pattern Change under study for Fair and Cassingham

This article has been updated to reflect a delay in implementation of this change.

Based on a review of traffic conditions at Fair and Cassingham, the City's Service Department has worked in conjunction with the City's contracted traffic engineer to design a changed configuration at the intersection of Fair and Cassingham.  The pattern change as currently proposed would result in a 3-way stop involving Fair and the portion of Cassingham to the north of Fair.  Cassingham to the south of Fair would yield to oncoming traffic on Fair once installed.  This new configuration would streamline what was a "dog-leg" intersection with several blind spots.  

The City is continuing to receive feedback on the proposed change.  Once the finalized change is designed, installation would occur during a break in the school calendar in order to allow driver acclamation prior to the return of students to the Cassingham campus.

A diagram of the current proposal for the change to the intersection is below.


Notice: Traffic Pattern Change at Cassady and Denver

Based on a review of traffic conditions at Cassady and Denver, the City's Service Department has worked in conjunction with the City's contracted traffic engineer to change the configuration at the intersection of Cassady and Denver.  

The new condition is a 3-way stop involving Cassady and Denver to the west of Cassady.  Denver to the east of Cassady now yields to oncoming traffic on Cassady.  This new configuration streamlines what was a "dog-leg" intersection with several blind spots.  Please pay attention to the new traffic pattern.  Users who routinely travel westbound on Denver in order to turn south on Cassady Avenue may wish to use an alternate route during peak times.  

A diagram of the changed intersection is below.