Biennial STIP Meetings Scheduled

April 13, 2013

The public review and comment period for the 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will get under way next week as the Ohio Department of Transportation hosts a series of meetings in April.

Identifying maintenance and capacity needs for highways and other transportation-related projects, the STIP is a biennially updated list of transportation improvement projects that are under consideration for some phase of implementation by the department during the next four years. During the public review and comment period from April 8 to 19, the draft STIP will be available at 30 locations statewide, and ODOT officials will conduct regional open houses for members of the general public to review and learn more about the STIP in their area.

In District 9, these meetings will be held on the following dates and at these locations:

· Monday, April 8 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ohio University – Southern Campus 1804 Liberty Avenue Ironton, Ohio

· Monday, April 15 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Southern State Community College – South Campus 12681 U.S. Route 62 Sardinia, Ohio

· Tuesday, April 16 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ODOT District 9 Headquarters 650 Eastern Avenue Chillicothe, Ohio

Questions concerning the STIP process may be directed to the District 9 planning and public information offices by calling 740-774-8834 or 740-774-8982, and written comments will be accepted through the close of business on April 22, 2013.