Highway Relocation Meeting Rescheduled into the Future

November 14, 2012 meeting will be rescheduled

The following is from ODOT’s newsletter:

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that the State Route (SR) 32 Relocation community update meeting, which was to be held at the Mariemont Elementary School Auditorium on Wednesday, November 14, is being rescheduled.

Steve Mary, Deputy Director for ODOT District 8, said that additional time is needed to work through evolving project details. “The Eastern Corridor Partners need further discussion concerning the project’s next steps so that a comprehensive overview can be delivered to the community,” said Mary.

Information about the new meeting date and time will be posted on the Eastern Corridor website, www.EasternCorridor.org, as soon as it is available. Those interested can also sign up to receive email notices about this and other Eastern Corridor meetings by sending their email addresses to [email protected]

The purpose of the SR 32 Relocation meeting is to give local communities an opportunity to learn more about the project’s purpose and background, the development and decision-making process, as well as current project status.

About the SR 32 Relocation Project
From the intersection of SR 32 and I-275 and extending west, the SR 32 Relocation project would shift the roadway from its current alignment to a new connection with US 50 (Columbia Parkway) and the Red Bank business corridor. The new road is being planned in conjunction with portions of the Oasis Rail Transit corridor and would include accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians. A new clear-span bridge would be built to cross the Little Miami River. The purpose of the project is to improve access and mobility along SR 32, increase safety and decrease travel times, and decrease growing congestion on local roads and highways.

The vision for the relocated SR 32 is not a highway like I-71, but rather a road that looks and feels more like a boulevard or parkway – two lanes traveling in each direction, a grassy or landscaped median in the middle, and possibly trees or other aesthetic treatments lining the road. A bicycle and pedestrian path would travel along one side and portions of the Oasis line could travel along the other. Traffic signals placed at key intervals along the road’s corridor would manage speed and access on and off the roadway.
See Sierra Club’s comments on the Eastern Corridor.