5 traffic tips for navigating Austin Landing this holiday season

7:48 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 Local News
This Austin Landing stop sign on Innovation Drive for eastbound traffic cautions motorists that there is no stop sign for vehicles coming off Austin Landing Boulevard. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF PHOTO

Planning a trip to Austin Landing for some holiday shopping or maybe dinner, a movie or other entertainment?

Here are five traffic tips that will make getting to and around the area easier: 

If you’re coming from I-75. When driving east toward Austin Landing, there are two left turn lanes on Austin Boulevard that take you north into the complex. Choose them wisely. Upon turning onto Austin Landing Boulevard, one lane will become a left turn lane and the other a right turn lane at The Park. Choosing the correct lane for your destination with help traffic move smoother.

Turn lanes do not stop at The Park. The two lanes on Austin Landing Boulevard are continuous. For these lanes, there are no stop signs for northbound traffic at Innovation Drive. There are stop signs for east-west traffic at the intersection of Austin Landing Boulevard and Innovation Drive.

If you’re coming from Ohio 741. After turning into Austin Landing from Ohio 741, there is no four-way stop at the intersection that leads to Kroger to the north and Kohl’s to the south. Although a traffic light is planned for that intersection, the stop signs are for north-south traffic only, not east and west.

Check out a map of Austin Landing before your trip. This will help you become more familiar with the complex and your destinations, helping to alleviate traffic issues. A map of Austin Landing can be found on its website. .

Plan your parking. If you plan to go to multiple sites, if possible park in an area that is centrally located. This will help avoid driving from point to point and cut down on the overall traffic at Austin Landing.

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