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ODOT to hold Route 30 meeting at Minerva Public Library

Published: June 29, 2017 12:00 AM

The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold an open-house public meeting on Thursday, July 13, 5-7 p.m. in the Minerva Public Library Community Meeting Room.

The purpose of this meeting is to present information and solicit public comments on the proposed US Route 30/Grant Boulevard Roadway Improvement Project.

This transportation improvement project proposes to improve traffic flow by reconstructing the US Route 30/Grant Boulevard intersection to create a more gradual curve which will allow eastbound and westbound US Route 30 traffic to move simultaneously through the intersection. The proposed change in traffic flow pattern eliminates the need for a traffic signal and the project will remove the existing traffic signal and install a stop sign at Grant Boulevard. US Route 30 and Grant Boulevard will be resurfaced within the project limits including installation of new curb and gutter, sidewalks, pavement markings and signage. Lastly, the project proposes closure and removal of an existing alley located on the north side of US Route 30, just east of Grant Boulevard and west of the Minerva Area Christian School.

Project construction will require closure of US Route 30 and Grant Boulevard at the intersection for an estimated duration of 60 consecutive days with construction operations being performed prior to and after the closure duration. A detour will be established for the project and vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained to all abutting properties during project construction. This transportation improvement is scheduled for construction in the spring 2020 and the estimated construction cost is $1,861,000.

The project team will be available to address any questions you may have during the open-house public meeting. Exhibits illustrating the proposed improvements will be displayed. The public involvement meeting will be conducted in an open house format with no formal presentation. Attendees may arrive anytime between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Written comments may also be submitted by August 11, 2017 to: Brian Peck, Environmental Specialist, Ohio Department of Transportation District 4, 2088 S. Arlington Road, Akron, OH 44306-4243, Brian.Peck@dot.ohio.gov

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Project information, including a meeting handout and the meeting exhibits, will be available on the ODOT District 4 website home page: www.Transportation.Ohio.Gov/Dist4 (scroll down, and select "Public Meetings / Public Involvement" from the list in the left margin).

In compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (codified as 36 CFR 800), ODOT also requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in the vicinity of the project. Cultural resources include prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, sites and districts.

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.


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