US 35 MOT Public Participation

In its ongoing efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation network, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is working on a project to improve United States Route 35 from the Steve Whalen interchange to Interstate 675. As with any project, input and involvement from the public is vital to the successful development of solutions. The MOT-35-18.57 project is following ODOT’s 10-Step Project Development Process for Minor Projects. Up to this point, ODOT and its consultant team have worked closely with local officials and stakeholders to develop and evaluate improvement alternatives for the corridor.

US 35 MOT Public Meeting, August 27, 2009

The public was invited to attend a meeting at Carroll High School from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, August 27, 2009 to review the alternatives and evaluation criteria, and to share any questions, concerns, or other input regarding the project. The meeting was held in an open house format with exhibits of the alternatives and data collected on hand for review. Representatives from ODOT and project consultant team were available to respond to questions and comments.

Information presented at the meeting:

Single Point Urban Interchange proposed for Woodman Ave.

A Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) has been proposed for the Woodman Ave. interchange on US 35. An animation of how a SPUI works is available here.

ODOT and MVRPC appreciate the effort and time of citizens at the public meeting ODOT intends to proceed with design of Alternative 3. This alternative will include the addition of through lanes on US 35, reconfiguration of the Smithville Road interchange to a partial cloverleaf interchange, and reconfiguration of the Woodman Drive interchange to a Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI). ODOT has determined to leave the Dayton-Xenia/ Linden Avenue ramps open, as current data do not indicate that these ramps degrade the operation of US 35 or have contributed to accidents on US 35. A document including a public meeting summary, Frequently Asked Questions, and Preferred Alternative design, is available.