BOWLING GREEN (November 19, 2020) - In order to protect the health of all Ohio citizens, and in accordance with the executive orders issued by the Governor of the State of Ohio and the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will hold a virtual public meeting for the proposed improvement of the State Route 2 and State Route 53 interchange, located in Ottawa County, Ohio. The meeting will be held virtually Wednesday, December 2, 2020 beginning with a project presentation at 4:00 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to explain the overall project, present the findings from the feasibility study, including the potential impacts, answer your questions, and receive your input. The project is currently in the preliminary engineering design phase in which surveys, environmental studies, engineering, and preliminary design are underway. The preliminary design documents are expected to be complete in May 2021. The project is expected to require permanent and temporary right-of-way. Specific detour information will occur in multiple phases and is not finalized at this time; however, no closures are planned to occur from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and access to businesses will be maintained.
Information about how to join the meeting can be found at the following website: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/110859 (The scannable code at the bottom of the next page will also take you to this link). If you do not have internet access and/or wish to join the meeting by phone, you may call 1-855-925-2801 and enter code 5361 to join the meeting.
The project team will give a presentation about the project and will then provide participants an opportunity to submit questions to the project team live during the meeting. Your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated; however, all materials presented during the meeting, including the presentation, exhibits, handout, and comment form, will be available on the website during and after the meeting so they can be viewed, and your comments submitted, at your convenience.
Individuals who require interpretation or translation services or a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Dan Kaseman as soon as possible. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
If you have any questions or comments about this project or the public meeting, please contact ODOT through these options:
- Virtual meeting options:
- https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/110859 or use the scannable QR code at the bottom
- Call 1-855-925-2801 code 3561
- Text: i227 to 73224
- Email: Daniel.Kaseman1@dot.ohio.gov
- Call: (419) 373-4446
- Mail comment form or letter to: Dan Kaseman at Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 317 East Poe Road Bowling Green, OH 43402
The public meeting comment period ends Saturday, January 2, 2020.