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Posted on: February 6, 2020

City of Athens- West Union Street Improvements Project Open House

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The City of Athens is hosting an Open House to provide interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on planned improvements for West Union Street and consideration of the extension of Herrold Avenue to West State Street.  

The purpose of the West Union Street Project is to improve: safety conditions, intersections, and accessibility. The project will also include improvements to City-owned water, sanitary, and storm utilities. The project limits are between the State Route 682 Bridge and the Shafer Street Intersection.

An extension of Herrold Avenue is being considered to provide an alternative access to the West State Street Park, Ohio University Innovation Center, Stewart MacDonald, and other area businesses and facilities in order to improve safety, decrease congestion, and promote economic development.

The Open House will be held Tuesday February 25, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Conference Room 103 of the Innovation Center, located at 340 West State Street.  City representatives, along with representatives from Strand Associates, Inc., the design firm, will be available during the Open House to answer general questions, and to gather feedback and any concerns about:  the project, environmental issues, historic issues, or features in the project area. Citizens are encouraged to attend any time between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to complete a comment form, speak with a member of the project team, or share their thoughts on the project. The Open House is open to all the community; there is no set schedule or program.

Information from the Open House will be posted on the City’s website, www.ci.athens.oh.us, on or before February 26, 2020 and will be available for review and comment until midnight on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Anyone unable to attend may provide comments or submit questions to 30 Curran Drive, Athens OH 45701, or via email to epwsupport@ci.athens.oh.us.

The facility is ADA accessible; individuals needing interpretation or special assistance services should contact the Engineering and Public Works Department, at epwsupport@ci.athens.oh.us or (740) 593-7636 before February 18, 2020.

What:         Public Open House – West Union Street Improvements Project

Date:           Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time:           3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Local Time

Location:    Ohio University Innovation Center, Conference Room 103

                     340 West State Street

                     Athens, Ohio

Parking:      On-site Parking is Available (Free)

For more information contact: City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department at (740)-593-7636.  The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for these projects 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.

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