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The project logo SR 82 and Howland-Wilson Rd Intersection Improvement (TRU-SR 82-18.64, PID 109521)

The project logo SR 82 and Howland-Wilson Rd Intersection Improvement (TRU-SR 82-18.64, PID 109521)

Thank you for participating!

The public meeting comment period is now closed.

The first public meeting "open house" was held from February 4, 2021 - March 5, 2021. Please see below for more details and information about the project.  We are currently reviewing all comments received from the public comment period and will be providing updates and responses to comments shortly.

Next steps & Schedule

  • February 4, 2021 - March 5, 2021 - Public Meeting Open House

  • Spring 2021 - Review and summarize public comments, send response.

If you have questions or wish to obtain additional information about the project please contact Sean Carpenter at [email protected] or 330-786-2274.

Project Description

The project proposes to restrict access to the SR 82/Howland Wilson Road intersection in Howland Township by eliminating left-turn movements from eastbound and westbound SR 82.  Additionally, the project proposes to remove the existing traffic signal and cul-de-sac northbound and southbound Howland Wilson Road while still maintaining access for vehicles turning right on Howland-Wilson Road. No new permanent and/or temporary right-of-way is anticipated for the project. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. Construction is expected to begin in May 2025 and last approximately 7 months.

How Can You Participate?

Please click the green 'Continue' button to advance through the information and provide feedback.  By reviewing the project information presented below and leaving your comments and concerns on the "Submit your Feedback" tab, you are participating in the virtual public meeting. Questions and comments can also be submitted by the following methods. 

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Call: 330-786-2274
  • Mail comment form (located for download in the sidebar of this webpage) or letter to:

Sean Carpenter

Ohio Department of Transportation – District 4

2088 S. Arlington Road

Akron, OH 44306

Comments may be submitted until Friday, March 5, 2021. 

If you have difficulties viewing the materials presented, please contact Jacque Annarino from ODOT's Office of Environmental Services by calling 614-466-1484 or emailing [email protected] 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why are we holding a virtual public meeting?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, Ohio's 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 holding public involvement meetings virtually so that social distancing can easily be performed while engaging with the public about transportation projects.

Internet Access Difficulties

A transcript of the video 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 Sean Carpenter of ODOT District 4  for the TRU-46-7.81, PID 109520 virtual public meeting at one of the following contact methods:

Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 Office

Attention: Sean Carpenter, Environmental Specialist

2088 S. Arlington Road, Akron, OH 44306

Telephone Number: 330-786-2274

E-mail: [email protected]


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.

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Closed to responses | 77 Responses


Public Comment Period Begins

February 4, 2021

Public Comment Period Closes

March 5, 2021

Summary of comments, questions, and responses provided

April 2021

Environmental Document Approved

July 2021

Design Complete

August 2024


May 2025-November 2025