OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ONLINE VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING FOR US RT 30 ROADWAY RELOCATION PROJECT ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY FEB. 25 ,2021 AT 5:30PM

                                 ODOT VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING RT 30

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Stark County: Proposed U.S. Route 30 relocation between Trump Avenue and SR 44 (PID 20344)

We hope you can join us for a virtual public meeting about the proposed U.S. 30 Roadway Relocation Project.  We will begin public meeting with a project presentation at 5:30 p.m. and then we want to hear from you!  Immediately following the presentation, the Project Team will hear your concerns and answer questions.

 

Purpose of Meeting

The purpose of the virtual public involvement meeting will be to discuss the proposed U.S. 30 roadway relocation between Trump Avenue and State Route 44 in Stark County, including, environmental assessments, funding plan, right-of-way acquisition, project development, and construction schedules.  ODOT will be seeking comments from the public primarily about social, environmental, and economic impacts of the proposed project.

 

How can you participate?

Participate in our virtual public meeting by using any of the following methods:

  • Online – Video will start in the blue box below on February 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
    • During the meeting you can leave a comment in the comment box below.
  • By Phone – Please call 855-925-2801 and enter meeting code 1003, then follow the prompts.
    • During the meeting, you can request to join the queue to talk live with the project team.

You may download the ‘Participant Guide’ – found under documents below – for more detailed information about how to participate.

If you would prefer meeting materials be mailed to you, please contact the individual listed below as soon as possible.

To be considered during this phase of design, we ask that comments and questions be submitted no later than March 27, 2021. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Live during the virtual public involvement meeting
  • Leave a voicemail message at by calling 1-855-925-2801 and entering Meeting Code 1003
  • Call Brian Peck, ODOT District 4 Environmental Specialist, at 330-786-4931
  • Send an email to D04.PI.Comment@dot.ohio.gov
  • Mail comments to:
    Brian Peck, ODOT Environmental Specialist
    Ohio Department of Transportation District 4
    2088 S. Arlington Road. Akron, Ohio 44306

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you.

All comments carry equal weight, no matter how they are submitted.

Individuals who require interpretation services or a reasonable accommodation to participate in this virtual meeting should contact Brian Peck at 330-786-4931 no later than February 10, 2021.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Si desea que los materiales para esta reunión son traducidos a español, contacte a Brian Peck tan pronto que sea posible a D04.PI.Comment@dot.ohio.gov o por teléfono a 330-786-4931.

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 June 6, 2018, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.​ For more information, visit ODOTs NEPA Assignment Portal by clicking here.

 

Project Summary

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing the relocation of U.S. Route 30 between Trump Avenue and SR 44 in the city of Canton, the village of East Canton, Canton Township, and Osnaburg Township in Stark County.

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and efficiency of U.S. 30 traffic moving through East Canton and better link the eastern part of Stark County.

The newly relocated U.S. 30 will be a four-lane limited access freeway about three miles long with two lanes in each direction and a 60-foot grass median.

The partial interchange at Trump Ave. will be completed and include a new eastbound on-ramp from Trump Ave. and a new westbound off-ramp to Trump Ave.

The proposed project will close Pekin Drive (TR 173) and Osnaburg Street (TR 127A) to through traffic at U.S. 30. Cul-de-sacs built on each side of relocated U.S. 30 at Pekin Dr. and on the south side of U.S. 30 at Osnaburg St. to provide property access. The project will also close the driveway to the former Stark Ceramics on Church Street.

New bridges will be constructed over the existing Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad line and Berger Road (TR 169), over existing U.S. 30/SR 44 and the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad line near Osnaburg Street and on Wood Avenue (TR 151) over relocated U.S. 30.

The existing U.S.30 and SR 44 intersection will be replaced with a roundabout. A new connector road north of the roundabout will connect to a partial interchange to be constructed as part of this project at the east end of relocated U.S. 30.  Only the ramps on the west side of the new partial interchange will be constructed as part of this project. The new U.S. 30 mainline bridges over the connector road will be built as part of a future project.

Access to Cindell Street will be maintained via a new connector road to be built east of the U.S.30/SR 44 intersection.

Existing Berger Road, Wood Avenue, and SR 44 will be updated to current roadway design standards near the relocated U.S. 30.

In addition, acid mine drainage treatment basins will be built near Pekin Drive and Wood Avenue as the relocated U.S. 30 will cross several areas containing former underground mines. The first construction activity will be grout injection to fill mine voids.

 

For more information on the proposed project, please visit ODOT’s project webpage at: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/20344

 

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