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Thru the Valley noise barrier public meeting June 21
 
Hamilton County  (Wednesday, June 13, 2012)  –  The Ohio Department of Transportation District 8, in conjunction with ME Companies, will host an open housestyle Public Meeting on Thursday, June 21  to gather public input to determine a desire for noise barriers along the I75 Thru the Valley project.
 
The public meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lockland High School cafeteria, 249 W. Forrer St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45215. The public can park in the fenced parking lot at the corner of W.
Forrer Street and Cross Street and enter through Door 13. The public may visit any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to view exhibits and ask questions. No formal presentations will be made.
 
The purpose of this meeting is to present the results of the I75 Thru the Valley noise barrier analysis,
and to solicit comments, opinions and preferences of affected residents in regard to the potential
construction of six (6) new noise barriers located along I75 from the northern end of the I75 Lockland
Split to GlendaleMilford Road. Engineering plans and mapping, which detail the location of the
potential noise barriers, along with additional project information will be on display at the meeting for review and comment.
 
Representatives from ODOT and ME Companies (the project's engineering consultant) will be available to discuss the results of the study and the potential noise barriers.
 
For copies of the Public Meeting exhibits, handouts and comment sheet, visit the project’s website at:
www.thruthevalley.com or ODOT – District 8’s website (see website link below):
 
Comment sheets will be accepted at the meeting or can be submitted by mail, until July 5, 2012, to: Mr.
Jay Hamilton, P.E., ODOT District 8, 505 South State Route 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036. Comments on
this project can also be submitted online by visiting the ODOT District 8 electronic comment form, at:
 
If you are unable to attend the Public Meeting on June 21 and you do not have internet access, you
may obtain a copy of the handout materials and comment sheet by contacting ODOT District 8 at 513
9323030 or 18008312142. Individuals who may require interpretation services or special assistance
to participate in this meeting should contact ODOT District 8 at 5139323030 or 18008312142, five
to seven days prior to the meeting for arrangements to be made.
 
For more information about this project, visit www.thruthevalley.com or contact either Jay Hamilton at
ODOT District 8 at 5139336584 (or 8008312142 ext. 9336584) or Jeff Hackenbracht at ME
Companies, Inc. at 6148184900 ext. 296.
                                   
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For more information,  contact: Sharon Smigielski, ODOT District8 Communications Office,  at 513-933-6511.