Police warn motorists to heed law

U.S. Route 224 construction

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Some of the traffic tie-ups along construction on U.S. Route 224 in Boardman are being caused by motorists not obeying the law.

The Ohio State Patrol and Boardman police are warning motorists to keep intersections clear through the construction area.

Lieutenant Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Canfield Post of the Ohio State Patrol, said it is illegal to obstruct an intersection and many motorists traveling eastbound through the construction at South Avenue are not heeding the law causing traffic back-ups.

“Ohio law states that no driver shall enter an intersection unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection,” said Hendrix.

Troopers and Boardman police will have increased patrols in the area targeting violators.

“Be patient and be sure you do not block the intersection,” said Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols. “We want to warn and educate motorists so this driving behavior stops and traffic flow can improve.”

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