Clough Pike Improvements Survey Draws Significant Feedback

After receiving a robust resident response to a summer questionnaire about issues on Clough Pike, Anderson Township Trustees, working with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, have decided to further their study of possible improvements.

The Clough Pike Traffic Survey drew almost 800 responses, with hundreds of suggestions given for ways to improve traffic flow, turn lane movement, signal timing, sidewalks, speed limits, pedestrian access and more.

“We were thrilled with the feedback received,” noted Steve Sievers, assistant administrator for operations. “The comments from residents, employees and motorists along Clough were very insightful and now we have identified where some of the problems and opportunities may lie,” he said. Sievers noted that the general themes of the responses, as well as individual comments, will help define future improvements.

Moving forward, Sievers said the township is seeking to engage an engineering firm to study possible infrastructure improvements to help reduce travel delay, enhance safety and accommodate multi-modal transportation options. Other parts of the study would include suggestions to enhance traffic signal timing, intersection traffic turning impacts and improvements.

Further public comment will be solicited, according to Trustee Andrew Pappas. “Public input, through open houses and/or online portal, will provide adjacent property owners and our community the opportunity to play a key role in this process,” he said.

The township already has been working on identifying short and long-term fixes in conjunction with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Historically, Clough has been a key component in the growth and development of the township. From its early role as a private turnpike to its role today as a county-owned and maintained roadway, Clough’s role as a transportation component is significant, Sievers said.  

Over the years, the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office and Anderson Township has addressed some safety, traffic flow and non-vehicular transportation issues along the corridor. However, as County Engineer Ted Hubbard noted, “Unlike other key east-west routes in Anderson Township, such as Beechmont Avenue or State Route 32/Eastern Corridor, which have been heavily studied and for which plans have been developer, there has not been a similar effort for the nearly six-mile section of Clough that runs through Anderson.”

After a consultant is hired, it is anticipated the consultant’s work can begin in early 2020.

Click below to view a summary of the survey results. 

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