Austin Landing’s developer plans to install a traffic signal at the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection separating Kohl’s and Kroger at the mixed-retail complex in Miami Twp. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic

A resolution to authorize an agreement to install a traffic signal in Austin Landing has been approved by Miami Twp. trustees.

The measure approved by trustees Tuesday night states “a need for a traffic signal exists to efficiently control the ingress and egress of traffic” near Austin Landing’s Ohio 741 entrance.

The traffic signal is planned for the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection separating Kohl’s and Kroger just inside the eastern entrance to the mixed-use retail complex that’s home to about 2,500 jobs. The intersection now has a two-way stop sign for north and south traffic.

It will be “the developer’s responsibility to install, maintain and operate the signal at their costs,” according to township records.

The signal was approved more than two years ago before VisCap Development took over management at Austin Landing. VisCap President Larry Dillin said earlier this year he intended to complete the project this year before a Buffalo Wild Wings opens next to Kohl’s.

Land is now being cleared for the new restaurant.

The cost of the traffic signal work was estimated at $250,000 in 2015. At that time, the project called for the Ohio 741 entrance to have three turn lanes, two of which would be northbound, officials said. It would also increase the number of pedestrian crossings.