Public Meeting Scheduled To Address Route Journalizations
In Brown County
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 5, 2011) – A public meeting is on tap next week to address the renumbering of a pair of routes and removing the designation of another in southern Brown County.
Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation have scheduled the meeting for Monday, April 11, to discuss removing and renumbering portions of state Route 41, U.S. Route 62 and U.S. Route 68, as well as Business Loop U.S. 62/68, in and around the village of Aberdeen.
The proposed journalization calls for removing the existing designation of S.R. 41 where it begins at the Kentucky state line and the Simon Kenton Bridge and renumbering it beginning at its junction with U.S. 52. The journal entry also includes removing the U.S. 62 designation from the William Harsha Bridge and renumbering it along the Simon Kenton Bridge to overlap with U.S. 52 in Ohio, as well as removing the U.S. 62/68 Business Loop designation that is currently in place.
The changes to these routes come as a result of a $21.5 million project by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to relocate U.S. 68 in Kentucky’s Mason County; this project will connect U.S. 68 directly with the Ohio River crossing at the William Harsha Bridge in Maysville.
The meeting, which will be an open house format, will be held April 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aberdeen Public Library, located at 1730 U.S. 52 West in Aberdeen. Public comment forms will be available, and written or oral comments may be submitted at the meeting; written comments may also be submitted through April 25 by mail to:
Ohio Department of Transportation-District 9
Attn: Toby Smalley
P.O. Box 467
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)
or email D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us