The Russells Point and Washington Township Police Departments will combine efforts throughout the village of Russells Point and northern Washington Township Saturday, July 1, for the Indian Lake Beach Spectacular, which includes fireworks at 10 p.m.
Resources will be focused on traffic enforcement with particular emphasis on the detection and apprehension of intoxicated and distracted drivers, officers said.
Furthermore, Washington Township Police Chief Richard Core and Russells Point Police Chief Joe Freyhof have looked to improve traffic flow after the fireworks by making the following temporary changes as approved by the Ohio Department of Transportation:
Eastbound and westbound stops signs at the intersections along Main Street (Sate Route 366) will be covered to allow a free flow of traffic, keeping in mind the 25 mph speed limit.
The following access points from U.S. Route 33 to Main Street will be closed only as long as necessary to quickly move both incoming and outgoing traffic at the conclusion of the fireworks: Sunnyside Avenue by the Donut Shop; Clermont Street by Family Dollar, State Route 708 north of U.S. 33 by Huntington Bank; and Lincoln Boulevard by The Wedge.
Traffic lights along U.S. 33 at the S.708 and Township Road 239 intersections will be set to flash yellow for eastbound and westbound traffic and red for northbound and southbound traffic.
Drivers can gain access to U.S. 33 from roadways west of Russells Point near Lakeview and east of Russells Point from County Roads 94 on toward Huntsville. Intersections through Russells Point are closed because they can only handle one to two vehicles before obstructing traffic flow.