Franklin to combine Skokiaan and Stadia intersections into one

9:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 Warren County
A car is about to turn left on to East Second Street from Stadia Drive intersection which is adjacent to Skokiaan Drive in Franklin. City officials are planning to combine the two intersections into one intersection. Construction will begin in October and will last a month, according to city officials. ED RICHTER/STAFF

A problematic traffic problem on East Second Street in Franklin is set to get a major fix next month.

City officials are expected to combine the Skokiaan Drive and Stadia Drive intersections with East Second Street into one intersection.

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“The project realigns the intersection of Stadia and East Second Street and the intersection of Skokiaan and Ease Second Street into one intersection with East Second Street,” said City Engineer Barry Conway in an email. “This should help eliminate any confusion that is caused by the intersections being located so close together at East Second Street.”

Conway said the work is planned to begin in early October and should take about a month to complete.

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Franklin City Council recently approved a contract with WG Stang, LLC to do the project for $123,625, which was just under the engineer’s estimate of $125,000. Conway said the city received an Ohio Public Works Commission grant for $49,215 for the project and the city will cover rest of the costs.

Conway said there are no plans to add a traffic signal at the intersection.

He said there are no plans for a detour route as it is mostly local traffic and motorists can use one of the other nearby local streets.