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Final Eastern Corridor Workshops, May 4 and 5

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

Hamilton County (May 3, 2016) – The final Eastern Corridor “Segments II and III” workshops being held by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) occur on May 4 and May 5. The workshops are part of ODOT’s continued analysis of Segments II and III of the Eastern Corridor group of projects.

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

The 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 has been consistent however, each workshop includes elements focused on the particular area in which they are located.                                                                                

            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

If individuals could not attend a workshop ODOT’s new online tool allows the public to provide input that will help to identify improvements to aid in the continued analysis. These improvements will add value to communities and businesses within the study area while also addressing transportation issues like safety and congestion.

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 (U.S. 50), Columbia Parkway (U.S. 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.

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​