Bienniel STIP Meetings Scheduled
ODOT seeking input on future transportation needs
Chillicothe (Thursday, March 31, 2011) – The public review and comment period for the 2012-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will get under way next week as the Ohio Department of Transportation hosts a series of meetings in early April.
Identifying maintenance and capacity needs for highways and other transportation-related projects, the STIP is a biennially updated list of transportation improvement projects that are under consideration for some phase of implementation by the department during the next four years. Ohio’s STIP encompasses all of Ohio’s 88 counties and is developed in cooperation with local government officials and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) through a consultation process to address needs and concerns for the transportation system.
During the 11-day public review and comment period in April, the 2012-2015 Draft STIP will be available at 30 locations statewide, including ODOT Central Office and each of the department’s 12 district offices. In addition, ODOT officials will conduct regional open houses for members of the general public to review and learn more about the STIP in their area.
In District 9, these meetings will be held on the following dates and at these locations:
Tuesday, April 5 – 1 to 4 p.m.
ODOT District 9 Headquarters
650 Eastern Avenue
Thursday, April 7 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ohio University – Southern Campus
1804 Liberty Avenue
Monday, April 11 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Southern State Community College – South Campus
12681 U.S. Route 62
Comments concerning the STIP may be submitted by e-mail to STIP@dot.state.oh.us or mailed to
Mrs. Jennifer Townley, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Planning
Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Questions concerning the STIP process may also be directed to the District 9 planning and public information offices by calling 740-774-8834 or 740-774-8982.
Written comments must be received by the close of business on April 18, 2011.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio