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Oakwood reveals design proposal for Five Points roundabout, sets dates to hear public input

OAKWOOD — The city of Oakwood is asking for residents’ opinions on a possible new roundabout at the city’s “most complex traffic intersection.”

The city is planning three open house events for June 14, June 29, and July 11. Each will run from 6-8 p.m. in the Great Room at the Oakwood Community Center. Then, city leaders will present information on the design and take public comments.

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City officials are looking for input on the possible roundabout design at the Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood Avenue, and Thruston Boulevard intersection, known as Five Points.

The design, developed during a traffic signal system study, includes a peanut shape and six spokes. The intersection includes pedestrian traffic and officials said the safety of that is a primary factor in the designs.

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In an informational mailer sent to residents, officials noted that between 2018 and 2021 there were 21 crashes at the Five Points intersection. 29 percent of those crashes resulted in injuries.

City leaders note that they have not made a decision about the design and will wait for further analysis to be completed and for comments from Oakwood residents to be heard.

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