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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CANCELLED Mahoning County Engineer’s Office to - Proposed Western Reserve Road Widening Project


Mahoning County Engineer’s Office to Hold Public Meeting

Proposed Western Reserve Road (CR 32) Widening Project, Boardman and Beaver Townships, Mahoning County, Ohio

MAH-CR 32-18.11; PID 108742

DATE:                         Thursday, March 26, 2020
TIME:                          5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  (Open House Format)
LOCATION:               Boardman Township Administration Building – 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512 

The Mahoning County Engineer’s Office will conduct an Open-House Public Involvement Meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Boardman Township Administration Building, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio.

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 (CR 32) from Reserve Commons Drive to the Interstate Route (IR 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.

This meeting will be an open-house format.  No formal presentation will be made during this open-house public involvement meeting. The project team will be available to address any questions you may have anytime between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Throughout the public meeting, exhibits illustrating the proposed improvements will be displayed along with preliminary right-of-way plans and environmental studies.    

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 spoken or submitted in writing during the 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
[email protected]

Please submit all written comments by Friday, April 24, 2020.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  Persons attending the meeting who require special assistance or accommodations or translation or interpreter services to participate in this meeting should contact the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office representative above prior to the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the public involvement meeting, the meeting materials will be available on the Mahoning County Engineer’s website:  A summary of public comments received during the comment period and responses to those comments will be prepared and posted to the Mahoning County Engineer’s website within 30 days of the end of the comment period. 

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