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Upcoming public meeting to discuss US 30 improvements  

Mansfield (Wednesday, January 22, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation, District 3, has announced a public meeting to discuss the proposed US 30 project in Mansfield, Ohio.
The project is intended to improve pavement conditions and improve safety on US 30 from SR 309 to Fifth Avenue, as well as provide safe access for residents and businesses to and from US 30. The project team is evaluating alternatives to accomplish these goals and would appreciate the public’s feedback.
In addition to safety improvements on US 30, such as wider shoulders, alternatives under consideration include modifications to the interchanges at SR 39, SR 13, SR 545 and Fifth Avenue. The public’s input will assist ODOT in determining which alternatives to carry forward. The project will be funded by state and federal transportation funds administered by ODOT, with construction tentatively planned to start in 2016.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the United Steelworkers Union Hall in Mansfield. The meeting will include an open house from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  During the open house, members of the public may visit at any time to talk one-on-one with members of the project team, view exhibits, ask questions and express any comments or concerns about the project.  A formal presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., which will include an opportunity for audience members to comment publicly, if they wish to do so.
Date           Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time           4:00-7:00 p.m. – Open House
 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Presentation
Location      United Steelworkers Union Hall 169
 376 W. Longview Ave.
 Mansfield, OH 44903
For those unable to attend the meeting, written comments regarding this project should be sent to Ohio Department of Transportation, District 3 - 906 Clark Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805-1989. The public may also contact Mac Vance in the ODOT District 3 Planning Department at (419) 207-7055 or by e-mail at Mac.Vance@dot.state.oh.us.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
 Christine Myers, District 3 Communications, at (419) 207-7182