Public Involvement

Public involvement has played a critical role in the planning and development of the Eastern Corridor Program and continues to be instrumental as the projects undergo further evaluation and refinement. Below is more information about public involvement activities pertaining to Eastern Corridor Segments II and III (Red Bank to I-275/SR 32).


SEGMENTS II AND III  (RED BANK CORRIDOR TO THE I-275/SR 32 INTERCHANGE)
OPEN HOUSES – OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2018

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held Open Houses on October 24 & 25, 2018, for the public to review and provide input on concepts developed to improve travel and access throughout the Segments II and III study area. Materials presented at the meeting are posted below. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 25, 2018 to be considered during this phase of development. Comments can also be emailed to EasternCorridor@EasternCorridor.org or mailed to Tom Arnold, ODOT District 8, 505 S.. SR 741, Lebanon, OH 45036.

Meeting Materials

Online Comment Form
Printable Comment Form
Project Overview Slide Show
Fact Sheet

Information Boards

Board 1 – Focus Area Map
Board 32 – Dropped Alternatives

SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area

Board 2 – SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area Overview

Board 3 – Concepts A1 and A2
A1 – Straighten “S” Curve on SR 32
A2 – Signalized Green Tee Intersection at SR 32 and Clough

Board 4 – Concepts A3 and A4
A3 – New Sidewalk from SR 125 to Reserve Circle
A4 – Shared-Use Path Along SR 125 Between Elstun and Ranchvale

Board 5 – Concepts A5 and A6
A5 – Shared-Use Path Along SR 125
A6 – Shared-Use Path Using Elstun

Board 6 – Concepts A7 and A8
A7 – At-Grade Sidewalk Crossing From Turpin Lake to Little Miami Trail
A8 – Shared-Use Path Underpass Crossing form Turpin Lake to Little Miami Trail

Board 7 – Concepts A9, A10 and A11
A9 – Convert Emergency Access Connection to Shared-Use Path
A10 – Shared-Use Path Connection from Ropes Drive to Little Miami Trail
A11 – Shared-Use Path from Five Mile Trail to Little Miami Trail

Village of Newtown Focus Area

Board 8 – Village of Newtown Focus Area Overview Map

Board 9 – Concepts B1 and B2
B1 – Additional Westbound Lane at Church and Main Intersection
B2 – Dual Southbound Left Turn Lanes at Round Bottom and Main Intersection

Board 10 – Concepts B3, B4 and B5
B3 – Roundabout at Round Bottom and Valley Intersection
B4 – Roundabout at Church and Valley Intersection
B5- Adjust Grade at Railroad Crossing on Church

Board 11 – Concepts B6 and B7
B6 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Along SR 32
B7 – Shared-Use Path Between SR 32 and Valley

Board 12 – Concepts B8, B9 and B10
B8 – Shared-Use Path Along Round Bottom and Valley
B9 – Shared-Use Path Along Tree Line Connecting at Bass Island Access
B10 – Shared-Use Path Along River Connecting at Bass Island Access

ANCOR/SR 32 Hill Focus Area

Board 13 – ANCOR SR/32 Focus Area Overview

Board 14 – Concepts C1 and C2
C1 – SR 32 and Little Dry Run Intersection Improvements
C2 – Signalized Green Tee Intersection at SR 32 and Little Dry Run

Board 15 – Concepts C3 and C4
C3 – SR 32 Widening for Center Turn Lane
C4 – Left Turn Lane at Hickory Creek

Board 16 – Concepts C5, C6 and C7
C5 – Signalized Green Tee Intersection at SR 32 and Eight Mile
C6 – New SR 32 Eastbound Alignment and Grade Separation over Eight Mile
C7 – New SR 32 Alignment to Create Grade Separated Interchanges

Board 17 – Concepts C8 and C9
C8 – SR 32 and Beechwood Intersection Improvements
C9 – Improve Broadwell and Round Bottom Intersection for Truck Turns

Board 18 – Concepts C10 and C11
C10 – New Access Road from SR 32 to Broadwell Through Lakes
C11 – New Access Road from SR 32 to Broadwell Along Railroad

Linwood/Eastern Interchange Focus Area

Board 19 – Linwood/Eastern Interchange Focus Area Overview

Board 20 – Concepts D1 and D2
D1 – Continuous Right Turn Lane from SR 125 to Wooster
D2 – Shared-Use Path from Eastern to Armleder Park

Board 21 – Concepts D3 and D4
D3 – Roundabout at Beechmont and Linwood Intersection
D4 – Signalized Intersection at Beechmont and Linwood

Board 22 – Concepts D5 and D6
D5 – Grade Separated Interchange Connecting Wilmer and Wooster
D6 – Grade Separated Interchange Connecting Wilmer, Wooster and Eastern

US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area

Board 23 – US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area Overview

Board 24 – Concepts E1 and E2
E1 – Red Bank and Colbank Intersection Improvements
E2 – Extend Wooster to Tie into Red Bank

Board 25 – Concepts E4 and E4
E3 – Roundabout at Meadowlark and US 50
E4 – Roundabout at Wooster and Red Bank

Board 26 – Concepts E5, E5 and E7
E5 – Shared-Use Path Along US 50
E6 – Shared-Use Path East of Wooster
E7 – Shared-Use Path West of Wooster

US 50 Corridor Focus Area

Board 27 – US 50 Corridor Focus Area Overview

Board 28 – Concepts F1 and F2
F1 – Maintain Parking Along Inside Edge of Square
F2 – Remove Parking Along Inside Edge of Square

Board 29 – Concepts F3, F4 and F5
F3 – Right Turn Lane Extension by Parking Restriction at Patterson and US 50 Intersection
F4 – Extend Southbound Left Turn Lane at Walton Creek and US 50 Intersection
F5 – Roundabout at Newtown and US 50 Intersection

Board 30 – Concept F6
F6 – Maintain Two Lanes in Each Direction on US 50 at Chicane Between East and Indian View

Board 31 – Concepts F7, F8 and F9
F7 – Shared-Use Path from Little Miami Trail to Spring Hill
F8 – Shared-Use Path Along US 50 from Spring Hill to Pocahontas
F9 – Sidewalk Along South Side of US 50


SECTION 106 APPLICATIONS

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires federal agencies (or local agencies using federal funds) to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties. Individuals or organizations with a demonstrated interest in the effects of undertakings on historic properties can become consulting parties. Anyone interested in becoming a consulting party can submit an application form. Completed forms can be submitted to EasternCorridor@EasternCorridor.org or sent to Tom Arnold, ODOT District 8, 505 S. State Route 741, Lebanon, OH 45036.

Section 106 Consulting Party Application


ADVISORY COMMITTEES and MEETINGS

In mid 2017, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) completed a Transportation Needs Analysis for Eastern Corridor Segments II and III. Developed in coordination with local communities and interest groups, the analysis identified and prioritized transportation issues that need to be addressed throughout the Segments II and III study area. During the next phase of planning, ODOT will use information from the analysis to develop recommended solutions for the Primary Needs identified in the report. Secondary Needs will be addressed as opportunity and funding allow.

To help guide its planning efforts, ODOT has formed Advisory Committees for each of Segments II and III’s six focus areas. Advisory Committee members include elected officials, transportation planning professionals, and community and interest group representatives. Committee members assist with identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing recommended solutions for transportation needs within their assigned Focus Area(s), as well as developing strategies for implementation.

Recommendations from the Advisory Committee meetings will be presented at a public meeting to be held later this year at which time the broader community will have an opportunity to review and provide input before the recommendations are finalized.

Below are meeting materials from the Advisory Committee meetings.

ANCOR/SR 32 Hill Focus Area

Materials from the May 16, 2018 ANCOR/SR 32 Focus Area Advisory Committee Meeting:

ANCOR/SR 32 Focus Area, Meeting 2 Notes – Final
(Note: Meeting materials are incorporated into the meeting notes)

Materials from the Feb. 15, 2018 ANCOR/SR 32 Focus Area Advisory Committee Meeting:

Advisory Committee Presentation
Focus Area Worksheets – Updated
Transportation Needs Analysis Summary and Map – ANCOR/SR 32 Hill Focus Area
ANCOR/SR 32 Hill Meeting 1 Notes – Final

Combined Linwood/Eastern Interchange and US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area

Materials from the May 22, 2018 Combined Linwood/Eastern and US 50/Red Bank Advisory Committee Meeting:

Combined Linwood/Eastern and US 50/Red Bank Focus Area, Meeting 2 Notes – Final
(Note: Meeting materials are incorporated into the meeting notes)

Materials from the Feb. 14, 2018 Combined Linwood/Eastern and US 50/Red Bank Advisory Committee Meeting:

Advisory Committee Presentation
Focus Area Worksheets – Updated
Transportation Needs Analysis Summary and Map- Linwood/Eastern Interchange Focus Area
Transportation Needs Analysis Summary and Map – US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area
Combined Linwood/Eastern and US 50/Red Bank Meeting 1 Notes – Final

SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area

Materials from the May 24, 2018 SR 125/Sr 32 Advisory Committee Meeting:

SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area, Meeting 2 Notes – Final
(Note: Meeting materials are incorporated into the meeting notes)

Materials from the Feb. 9, 2018 SR 125/Sr 32 Advisory Committee Meeting:

Advisory Committee Presentation
Focus Area Worksheets – Updated
Transportation Needs Analysis Summary and Map – SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area
SR 125/SR 32 Meeting 1 Notes – Final

US 50 Corridor Focus Area

Materials from the May 18, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting:

US 50 Corridor Focus Area, Meeting 2 Notes – Final
(Note: Meeting materials are incorporated into the meeting notes)

Materials from the Feb. 20, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting:

Advisory Committee Presentation
Focus Area Worksheet – Updated
Transportation Needs Analysis Summary and Map – US 50 Corridor Focus Area
US 50 Corridor Meeting 1 Notes – Final

Village of Newtown Focus Area

Materials from the May 16, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting:

Village of Newtown Focus Area, Meeting 2 Notes – Final
(Note: Meeting materials are incorporated into the meeting notes)

Materials from the Feb. 21, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting:

Advisory Committee Presentation
Focus Area Worksheets – Updated
Transportation Needs Analysis Summary and Map – Village of Newtown Focus Area
Village of Newtown Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Notes – Final

 


SEGMENTS II AND III  (RED BANK CORRIDOR TO I-275/SR 32 INTERCHANGE)
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – MARCH 9, 2017

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a Public Open House on March 9, 2017, to share updated traffic volume, travel time, congestion and crash data for Eastern Corridor Segments II and III. ODOT also shared feedback received from the public through an interactive, online survey and a series of Focus Area Workshops that took place in spring and summer 2016.

Public Open House Meeting Summary Report
March 9, 2017 Public Open House Summary Report

Meeting Materials – Information Boards
Board 1 Eastern Corridor Map
Board 2 Eastern Corridor Segment Updates
Board 3 Segments II and III Map
Board 4 Segments II and III Overview
Board 5 Recent Progress
Board 6 Public Input
Board 7 What We Heard A
Board 8 What We Heard B
Board 9 What We Heard C
Board 10 What We Heard D
Board 12 What We Heard F
Board 13 Technical Studies
Board 14 Crash Summary
Board 15 Observed Traffic Queue Lengths
Board 16 Geometric Deficiencies
Board 17 Peak-Hour Travel Time Increases
Board 18 Transportation Needs Analysis
Board 19 Focus Areas Map
Board 20 ANCOR/SR Hill Focus Area
Board 21 Village of Newtown Focus Area
Board 22 SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area
Board 23 Linwood/Eastern Interchange Focus Area
Board 24 US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area
Board 25 US 50 Corridor Focus Area
Board 26 Next Steps

Meeting Materials – Handouts
Open House Fact Sheet
Open House Comment Form

Following the review and consideration of comments received during the public comment period, ODOT changed the designation of multiple transportation needs identified throughout the study corridor from Secondary Need to Primary Need.  The updated designations are included in the revised Information Boards below.

Revised Information Boards, July 2017
Figure ES-1 (Revised Board 20: ANCOR/SR Hill Focus Area)
Figure ES-2 (Revised Board 21: Village of Newtown Focus Area)
Figure ES-3 (Revised Board 22: SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area)
Figure ES-4 (Revised Board 23: Linwood/Eastern Interchange Focus Area)
Figure ES-5 (Revised Board 24: US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area)
Figure ES-6 (Revised Board 25: US 50 Corridor Focus Area)

 


SEGMENTS II AND III (RED BANK CORRIDOR TO I-275/SR 32 INTERCHANGE)
FOCUS AREA WORKSHOPS – APRIL 13, 2016 – MAY 5, 2016

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held six public Focus Area Workshops in April and May of 2016 to discuss improvement ideas and transportation priorities in the area under study that extends from the Red Bank corridor to the I-275/SR 32 Interchange. Summaries of the Focus Area Workshops are below.

Focus Area Workshop Summaries
US 50 Corridor Area – April 13, 2016
Newtown Village Area – April 14, 2016
Ancor/SR 32 Hill Area – April 27, 2016
Linwood/Eastern Interchange Area – April 28, 2016
US 50/Red Bank Interchange Area – May 4, 2016
SR125/SR32 Area – May 5, 2016


SR 32 RELOCATION PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING – AUGUST 6, 2015

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a public information meeting on Aug. 6, 2015 to update the public on the current status and next steps of the proposed SR 32 Relocation project and gather public input. Copies of materials shared at the meeting are provided below.

Information Boards
Welcome Sign
Tier I Study Corridors (2006)
Revised Study Corridors (2012)
Primary Environmental Concerns
Moving Forward (2015)
Next Steps
Where Are the Problem Areas
Where Are the Issues in the Study Area
Where Are the Issues in the Region

Handouts
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Comment Form
Moving Forward 2015 map

Public Involvement Meeting Summary
August 6, 2015, State Route 32 Improvements: Eastern Corridor Segment II/III Public Involvement Meeting Summary
Appendix A – Notification Materials
Appendix B – Meeting Materials
Appendix C – Public Comment Summary Report
Appendix D – Comment Forms Received
Appendix E – Emails and Letters Received and ODOT Response Letters


SR 32 RELOCATION COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING – JANUARY 22, 2013

ODOT held a State Route 32 Relocation Community Update Meeting at Mariemont Elementary School on January 22, 2013. The purpose of this meeting was to provide the Mariemont community with information about the project, status and next steps as well as to address community issues and concerns.

January 22, 2013 SR 32 Relocation Community Update Meeting PowerPoint Presentation.
January 22, 2013 Community Update Meeting Notes


SR 32 RELOCATION PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT MEETING – AUGUST 2, 2012

SR 32 Relocation Information Boards (This file was saved a low resolution for optimal downloading. High resolution files are available upon request.)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
SR 32 Relocation Fact Sheet
August 2, 2012 (Nagel Middle School) – Q&A Session Notes
August 2, 2012 State Route 32 Relocation Public Involvement Meeting Summary  This Meeting Summary provides an overview of the public involvement meeting held on August 2, 2012.  It also documents the information shared, comments received through September 7, 2012, and responses to those comments. (File Size: 24MB)

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