COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Ohio Department of Transportation has turned 30 ramp meters back on located on on-ramps throughout the city.
They will help regulate the flow of traffic getting onto the freeways to prevent traffic congestion.
Matt Bruning, spokesperson for ODOT, explains how they work, “The system will be smart. It will have sensors that will actually detect backups and then a regulate how many vehicles will go through that meter on the ramp.”
The meters were installed in 1997, but had been turned off for several years as upgrades were made to the system.
By mid-September the ramp meters along I-71 and State Route 315 will be on an integrated system.
Columbus is the first city in Ohio to have the ramp meters linked together on a system.