The Mahoning County Engineer's Office will conduct a virtual public involvement meeting for Western Reserve Road widening project.
The meeting will be held virtually Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a presentation at 6:00. Live question and answer with project staff will be available after the presentation.
The purpose of this public involvement meeting is to present the proposed project to the general public, residents, public officials, business and property owners and to solicit public comments regarding the proposed improvements and their social, economic, and environmental impacts.
The project proposes to widen Western Reserve Road from Reserve Commons Drive to the Interstate 680 interchange to accommodate a two-way left-turn lane, dedicated westbound right-turn lanes at the Southern Boulevard, Western Reserve Park, Crossroads Drive, and Southwestern Run intersections and a westbound left-turn lane at the South Avenue intersection.
Additional work includes, new curb, roadway drainage improvements, driveway apron reconstruction, new traffic signals at the improved intersections, traffic signs and pavement markings.
The virtual meeting will allow participants to watch a presentation about the project, review the material, and submit questions to representatives from the project management team live or later, including officials from the Mahoning County Engineer's Office, the project consultant, ms consultants, and ODOT District 4. All materials presented at the public meeting will be available on the website during and after the meeting, including the presentation given during the meeting, exhibits, the informational handout, as well as a comment sheet which can be mailed or emailed.
To ensure the decision-making process is comprehensive, the Mahoning County Engineer is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural, and ecological resources, regulated materials and the general location of the project. Mahoning County Engineer also requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in proximity to the project. Cultural Resources include prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, sites and districts.
Comments may be submitted during the virtual public meeting, or submitted via mail, email or telephone to the following contact:
Bob Durbin, P.E., P.S. Deputy Mahoning County Engineer
940 Bears Den Road
Youngstown, OH 44511
Please submit all written comments by Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Originally posted by: WFMJ