Meeting will address changes to U.S. 30

Staff report

MANSFIELD — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 will host a public meeting to discuss the proposed U.S. 30 major rehabilitation project in Mansfield. The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:30-8 p.m. at the United Steelworkers Union Hall in Mansfield, 376 W. Longview Ave.

The project is intended to improve pavement conditions and improve safety on U.S. 30 from Ohio 309 to Fifth Avenue, as well as provide safe access for residents and businesses to and from U.S. 30. The project team is evaluating alternatives to accomplish these goals and would appreciate feedback from the public.

In addition to safety improvements on U.S. 30, such as wider shoulders, alternatives under consideration include modifications to the interchanges at Ohio 39, Ohio 13 and Ohio 545. The public comments will assist ODOT in determining which alternatives to carry forward. The project will be funded by state and federal transportation funds administered by ODOT, with construction tentatively planned to start in 2019.

The meeting will include an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. During the open house, members of the public may visit at any time to talk one-on-one with members of the project team, view exhibits, ask questions and express any comments or concerns about the project. A formal presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., which will include an opportunity for audience members to comment publicly, if they wish to do so.

For those unable to attend the meeting, written comments regarding this project should be sent to

Ohio Department of Transportation, District 3 – 906 Clark Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805-1989. The public may also contact Levi Wingler in the ODOT District 3 Planning Department at 419-207-7171 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Staff report

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