CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Traffic was backed up in Cambridge on Thursday morning as ODOT made improvement to the traffic light system on State Route 209.
Mark Atkinson, ODOT Transportation Administrator for Guernsey County, told AVC News on Thursday morning that crews spent two hours replacing several defective loop detectors on State Route 209, near the intersection with Interstate 70. Atkinson said that these devices detect the presence and flow of traffic, and help to determine the timing of traffic light changes. Atkinson said that motorists should see a significant improvement in traffic at that location.
The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol said that the timing of the maintenance, combined with congestion at the Pilot Travel Center, contributed to backed up traffic for a stretch of more than a mile.
Atkinson said that crews have completed work at the scene, and that traffic congestion in that area has been neutralized.