I-Team: Work begins on wrong-way driver alert system


(WJW) — The FOX 8 I-Team found work is now beginning on a new system along local highways to detect wrong-way drivers.
That project had been delayed.
Time and again, we’ve reported on wrong-way drivers. Sometimes, they’ve caused deadly crashes.
So the Ohio Department of Transportation has planned to put in a system on 25 highway ramps in and around Cleveland.
New sensors will alert police when drivers are getting on the highway the wrong way.
New signs and flashing lights will also alert drivers if they’re going the wrong way.
ODOT said a contractor has put in equipment to supply power. Next month, crews will start putting in the rest of the system.
Earlier, ODOT told us this project had been delayed twice, in part, due to a shortage of supplies needed.
The state believes the work will be finished as planned by the end of September.



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