Georgesville Road is a major north-south corridor on the West side of Columbus serving the Westland Area. Trans Associates was retained by Franklin County Engineer’s Office (FCEO) to provide equipment inventory, safety evaluation, timing and phasing recommendations for four intersections along Georgesville Road adjacent to the Hollywood Casino.
The study intersections control the access driveways to Westland Mall and the Hollywood Casino. The Hollywood Casino is located just south of West Broad Street (US 40) along Georgesville Road. The signalized intersections in the area are all are part of the COC Central System, but are controlled by four different entities – the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Columbus (COC) and the Franklin County Engineer’s Office (FCEO). The intersection of Georgesville Road with West Broad Street is controlled by ODOT.
Asset Inventory – Document equipment used at each intersection, Trans Associates identified failed detection equipment and failed coordination timestamps from the Central System during the field inspection. These failures were causing unnecessary delay to the traveling public.
Timing and Phasing Study – Trans Associates identified failed detection equipment and failed coordination timestamps from the Central System during the field inspection.
Safety Analysis – Evaluated the signal equipment and perform capacity analysis. Recommended safety and capacity improvements for the corridor. Trans Associates also identified lane use and phasing changes that would reduce delay and improve the safety of the intersection. A recommendation was made for dual left turn lanes to be restriped as single left turn lanes, so left turns could be permitted, not only protected, which reduced intersection delay.