Why is this project needed? 

ODOT conducted a crash study in 2017 and found 141 reported crashes over a three-year period, 24% with injuries. About 57% of the crashes were rear end collisions. Another 15% were left turn crashes, most involving traffic westbound on SR 28 turning left into Romar Drive. About 13% were sideswipes from traffic southbound on Business 28. This project area was identified as a high crash intersection and as a Governor 150 project site for safety improvement. 

Why are we holding a virtual public meeting?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has prohibited mass gatherings and the CDC has recommended using social distancing to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Public involvement meetings are very difficult to perform while practicing social distancing.  Due to these issues, ODOT is now taking its public involvement meetings to the internet where social distancing can be easily be performed while engaging with the public about transportation projects. 

Internet Access Difficulties

A transcript of videos presented here and a printout of exhibits will be provided to anyone who has issues accessing the virtual public meeting.  Please send a transcript request to Keith Smith of ODOT for the CLE SR-28 1.57 PID 109357 virtual public meeting at one of the following contact methods:

Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 Office

Attention: Keith Smith, P.E., District Environmental Coordinator

505 South State Route 741, Lebanon, OH 45036-9518

Telephone Number: 1-800-831-2142

E-mail: keith.smith@dot.ohio.gov

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Before you begin, please take a moment to let us know how you received notice of this virtual public meeting.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has assumed the Federal Highway Administration’s responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 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

Feasibility Study (DRAFT)

April 2021

Virtual Public Meeting

The formal comment period for the project starts on June 1, 2020 and will end on July 1, 2020.  Comments after that time are still encouraged by may not be included in the environmental document.

Environmental Document Approved

Fall 2020


Winter 2022

Estimated Begin Construction

Spring 2022

Estimated End Construction

Fall 2022