By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is gearing up to host a fresh series of public meetings focused on the Route 23 Connect Project. This initiative is in line with the department’s commitment to keeping the public well-informed and involved in decisions that have the potential to shape the local transportation landscape.

A Closer Look at the Meetings

Citizens of central and north central Ohio are invited to participate in these gatherings, which aim to offer insights into the Route 23 Connect Project. ODOT seeks to summarize feedback received to date, introduce innovative concepts for improvements, and navigate the numerous possibilities that the project brings to the table.

The in-person meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 8: From 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and again from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The venue for this gathering is the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Ag Building, located at 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015.
  • Tuesday, November 14: This session will run from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and later from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, North Carolina Building, at 100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center, OH 43035 will serve as the meeting spot.

For those who might not be able to attend in person, ODOT has arranged online participation options:

  • Wednesday, November 15: Virtual session starting at 12:00 PM. Interested parties can join through publicinput.com/23Connect.
  • Thursday, November 16: Another online meeting is slated for 6:00 PM and can be accessed via the same link mentioned above.

Additionally, telephonic participation is available at (855) 925-2801, using the code: 4637.

Delving Deeper into the Route 23 Connect Study

The primary focus of these meetings is to shed light on improvements along the U.S. 23 corridor, a topic of great significance to local communities. This study is set to conceive options that harmonize efficient travel times on U.S. 23 and maximize U.S. 23’s potential. The findings from the study will shape an action plan tailored to address the specific areas that demand attention and development.

ODOT welcomes questions, comments, and feedback on the study. They’ve set a deadline of December 15 for the public to submit their comments during this phase of the study.

For more detailed information or any queries related to the project, individuals can contact Hanna Salem, the Public Information Officer at ODOT. She can be reached at 406 E. William Street, Delaware, OH 43015, or by phone at 740.833.8268.

To learn more, readers can scan the QR code provided in the official ODOT announcement for additional details.

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