In recent years, ODOT has conducted comprehensive transportation analyses and gathered extensive public input regarding transportation improvements needed to make travel safer and easier through Segments II and III of Greater Cincinnati’s Eastern Corridor region. This area includes the Village of Mariemont, portions of Columbia Township and the Village of Newtown. More information about the Eastern Corridor Program and Segments II and III is provided on the last tab of this Open House.

Among the many recommendations that came out of these Eastern Corridor study efforts was the concept of constructing a shared-use path to make travel safer and easier for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between residential areas in Mariemont and Columbia Township and the Little Miami Scenic Trail (LMST), as well as going to businesses along US 50/Wooster Pike, particularly those on the south side of the road. 

 

 

A shared-use path is a paved trail specifically designed for pedestrians and bicyclists and is physically separated from vehicular traffic. Above is a picture of the shared-use path near Lunken Airport (source: Cincinnati-oh.gov).

 

Great Parks, Columbia Township and Mariemont have partnered with ODOT to manage project development and construction for this shared-use path connection. ODOT recently conducted a Feasibility Study for the proposed shared-use path, which identified and evaluated several route alternatives. Now, we are sharing the draft Feasibility Study with you for review and input before it’s finalized. The feedback you share is important and will be used to help guide the selection of a preferred route alternative that will be advanced for further design development and construction. 

To ensure your comments are considered during this alternative review process, we request that they be submitted by December 2, 2022. You can share comments through this website, at the November 3 meeting, or using one of these other options:

Email:       [email protected]

Phone:     (513) 933-6584

Mail:         Attn: Stephanie Otten, P.E.

        ODOT District 8
        505 South State Route 741
        Lebanon, OH 45036

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Where do you live? (List your zip code)

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Where do you work? (List the zip code)

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What is your interest in this project?

I am an area resident.
66%
I regularly use the regional shared-use trail system.
61%
I regularly bike or walk through the project area.
60%
I am a business owner or employee in the project area.
8%
Other
5%
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PROJECT CONTACT

Stephanie Otten, P.E., Project Manager
ODOT District 8
505 South State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036
513.933.6584
[email protected]

ACCESS ASSISTANCE

We want to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to review project information, provide comment, and ask questions. If anyone has difficulty accessing the online virtual Open House, we will email or mail copies of the meeting materials and exhibits, or can discuss them by phone or in person. Requests for these alternate review methods can be submitted to Taylor Webster using one of the following methods:

Mail
Taylor Webster
Environmental Project Manager
505 South State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036

Email

[email protected]

Phone
513.933.6597

 

TIMELINE

complete
complete
Prepare Draft Feasibility Study

live
live
Public Review Feasibility Study

October/November 2022

planned
planned
Select Preferred Route Alternatives

December 2022

planned
planned
Complete Detailed Design & Environmental Studies

2023 - 2025

planned
planned
Right of Way Acquisition

2024-2025

planned
planned
Construction

2026-2027

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 14, 2020 and executed by FHWA and ODOT. For more information, please visit ODOT’s NEPA Assignment Portal by clicking here.