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U.S. 30 Proposed Project Meeting Held

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  Original Published: 1/29/2014

Local residents and business owners were among the crowd last night, as a public meeting and open house were held concerning the proposed U.S. 30 project. The Ohio Department of Transportation invited the public to join them in discussion at an open house regarding U.S. 30 improvements.

The project involves upgrading U.S. 30 to current standards to address poor pavement conditions and to improve safety. In addition these improvements, ODOT is also considering modifications to Ohio 39, Ohio 13, Ohio 545 and Fifth Avenue. Safety is certainly a concern that's driving this project; and the hope is to also reduce the number and severity of crashes on U.S. 30 and the interchanges.

The $68 million needed to fund this project will come from major rehabilitation money from the State of Ohio. Responses have been mostly positive. Local resident, Bill Baker had an interesting take on this..

"I love this idea, but i wanted to speak on behalf of local citizens. We have pedestrian and bicycle traffic that depend on areas surrounding U.S. 30. We want to make sure we're not creating sacrifice zones, by eliminating availbility to those areas," Baker said.

Estimated start date for construction is spring 2016. Traffic will be maintained on U.S. 30 throughout the two year project, but exact details are not available at this time. If you have questions or concerns, ODOT is more than happy to take your call or email. For more information, go to www.transportation.ohio .gov. 

   
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