The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 invites the public to view a prerecorded, online presentation regarding an intersection safety project proposed for three intersections along U.S. 30 in Allen County. (Photo submitted)
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 invites the public to view a prerecorded, online presentation regarding an intersection safety project proposed for three intersections along U.S. 30 in Allen County. (Photo submitted)
LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 invites the public to view a prerecorded, online presentation regarding an intersection safety project proposed for three intersections along U.S. 30 in Allen County.

Construction is tentatively expected to begin in 2022.

The recorded presentation and all materials regarding the project will be available beginning Wednesday and will remain for an indefinite time at transportation.ohio.gov/Allen30Thayer

In order to comply with Governor DeWine’s guidelines regarding limiting social gatherings in response to COVID-19, ODOT is presenting the project information online only.

ODOT is proposing the project to control access to the divided highway, improve safety, and reduce crashes.

The proposed project would remove access to U.S. 30 at the following locations: Cool Road and Mayberry Road.

The proposed project would also construct a restricted crossing u-turn, referred to as an RCUT, at U.S. 30 and Thayer Road. For more information on RCUTs, please visit www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/about-us/resources/rcut-intersections.

Stantec, Cincinnati, serves as ODOT’s consultant on the project.

“Over the last several years, we have seen an increase in crashes along the U.S. 30 corridor, particularly at the Thayer Road intersection. This project is proposing changes to improve safety and reduce crashes and we are looking to the public for their thoughts on our proposals,” said Chris Hughes, ODOT District 1 deputy director.

The public is asked to review the presentation and project materials and provide feedback. Comments regarding the project may be submitted on the website through the comment submittal form, or by direct contact at the number below. Comments are requested by Aug. 29, 2020, but will be accepted at any time.

Individuals without computer access can request a transcript and hard copy of the presentation by contacting ODOT District 1 at the number provided below.

Individuals who require interpretation services or a reasonable accommodation to view the project material or provide comments are asked to contact ODOT at the number below. Public participation in this project is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Questions or comments regarding the project may be directed to Jennifer Gasser, project manager, at (419) 999-6871, or by email at jennifer.gasser@dot.ohio.gov.