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Posted on: March 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of Athens Open House - Richland Avenue Bridge Improvement Project

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The City of Athens is hosting an Open House to provide interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on the planned bridge improvement project on Richland Avenue.

The proposed project includes the rehabilitation of the Richland Avenue bridge near 362 Richland Avenue. The existing bridge was constructed over Coates Run in 1935, and is a two-span reinforced concrete slab. The project includes rehabilitating the bridge with a single reinforced concrete span.

The proposed project is slated for construction in 2019. The rehabilitation of the structure will be completed in two sections (east and west sections) and will require the use of a temporary traffic signal to allow two-way traffic to be maintained on Richland Avenue.

The Open House will be held Tuesday April 10, from 3:30 pm to 6 pm in the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, 331 Richland Avenue. City representatives will be available during the Open House for general questions about the project, and to gather feedback and any concerns about the project, environmental issues, historic issues, or features in the project area. Citizens are encouraged to drop by any time between 3:30 pm and 6 pm to complete a comment form, speak with a member of the project team, and share their thoughts on the project. There is no fixed program.

Information from the Open House, including the comment form, will be posted on the City's website,, by April 10, 2018 and will be available for review and comment until midnight on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comments or have questions, please send them to 30 Curran Drive, Athens OH 45701, or via email to, or through our online comment form on our website.

The Open House is ADA accessible. Individuals needing interpretation or special assistance services should contact the Engineering and Public Works Department, at or (740) 593-7636 by April 4, 2018.

What: Public Open House

Date: Tuesday, April 10 2018

Time: 3:30 pm to 6 pm

Location: Ohio University Inn and Conference Center

 Solarium Patio 

 331 Richland Avenue

 Athens, Ohio

Parking: Parking is available at the Ohio University Inn. 


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 this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

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