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New Online Tool Unveiled for Public to Comment

on Eastern Corridor Phases

Input will help shape improvements to “Segments II and III”

 

Hamilton County (April 1, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing its analysis of Segments II and III of the Eastern Corridor group of projects. Part of this analysis includes the development of a new online tool for the public to provide input that will help to identify improvements. These improvements will add value to communities and businesses within the study area while also addressing transportation issues like safety and congestion.

 

The study area of Segments II and III include State Route 32 and U.S. Route 50 between the Red Bank Corridor and the I-275/SR 32 interchange in Clermont County.

 

This spring, the Greater Cincinnati area has two exciting opportunities to shape this project moving forward. First, the new online tool enables individuals to easily provide feedback and includes an interactive map that allows the user to place specific markers on locations they feel need the most attention.

 

Information gathered from the greater Cincinnati community will be part of the equation used to identify congestion and safety improvements for key routes in the area including Wooster Pike (US 50), Columbia Parkway (US 50), the Beechmont Levee (SR 32), and State Route 125.

 

The new, interactive feedback tool can be accessed via smart phone, tablet, or computer at: www.EasternCorridor.org. It will be available to the public through June 15, 2016.

 

Second, in April and May ODOT will host six Focus Area Workshops in the Segment II and III area that are open to the public. These workshops will allow those interested in these areas of the project to work alongside ODOT, Hamilton County, Clermont County, the city of Cincinnati, SORTA, and OKI in shaping the improvements.  The primary content at each meeting will be the same so attendees can select the most convenient session. However, each workshop will include elements focused on the particular area in which they are located.

 

            Wednesday, April 13                                     Thursday, April 14

            U.S. 50 Corridor Area                                    Newtown Village Area

            6 p.m. to 8 p.m.                                               6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

            Mariemont High School                                  Miami Valley Christian Academy

            1 Warrior Way, Mariemont 45227                  6830 School Street, Newtown 45244

 

            Wednesday, April 27                                     Thursday, April 28

            Ancor/State Route 32 Hill Area                     Linwood/Eastern Interchange Area

            6 p.m. to 8 p.m.                                               6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

            7850 Five Mile Rd. Anderson Twp. 45230    Christ the King Parish Center 

                                                                                    927 Ellison Ave., Mt. Lookout 45226

                                                                                   

 

            Wednesday, May 4                                         Thursday, May 5

            U.S. 50/Red Bank Interchange Area              State Route 125/State Route 32 Area

            6 p.m. to 8 p.m.                                               6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

            R.G. Cribbett Recreation Center                    Mt. Washington Recreation Center

            5903 Hawthorne Ave., Fairfax 45227            1750 Beacon St., Mt. Washington 45230


ODOT will also be reaching out to local business and community organizations to encourage their participation in the process. Anyone who would like a project representative to present at a community or organization meeting, can submit a request to EasternCorridor@EasternCorridor.org. As always, comments, questions, suggestions and ideas can also be submitted to the project team through the Eastern Corridor website at www.EasternCorridor.org.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

 

For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517, Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534 or email D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us