Comment sought on SR 73 project


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As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning Department, the district’s environmental office is seeking public input for a minor realignment and safety improvement project on SR 73 in Highland County.

The proposed project is to realign the intersection of SR 73 and Mad River Road at their junction, located approximately one-half mile east of the village of New Vienna and the Clinton County line, by relocating Mad River Road approximately 300 feet south to eliminate the skewed intersection and constructing a right-turn lane from SR 73 to Mad River Road.

The project will require approximately 2.11 acres of permanent right of way and 0.172 acres of temporary right of way; however, no homes or businesses will be removed as a result of construction. Currently, a contract is anticipated to be awarded in the summer of 2020, and short-term or temporary closure of either route may be possible during some phases of construction.

Additional information, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Public-Involvement-Process.aspx. Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources.

Written comments should be submitted by May 14, 2019, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Ave., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 email: greg.manson@dot.state.oh.us.

Submitted Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9.

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