Wilmington plans improved/new pedestrian crossing at 7 locations in ‘23; public input sought

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WILMINGTON – The City of Wilmington, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), proposes to improve or establish pedestrian crossings at seven locations:

1. Truesdell Street near Holmes Elementary School

2. Locust Street near the municipal building and Fiesta Veracruz restaurant

3. N. South Street near Galvin Park

4. Nelson Avenue at the Luther E. Warren Peace Path

5. S. South Street north of Linton Avenue

6. Mulberry Street at the Luther E. Warren Peace Path

7. Thorne Avenue at Wilmington High School/Alumni Field

The project is necessary to provide improved pedestrian safety, stated a news release from the City of Wilmington.

No new right-of-way will be required for the project, and no environmental impacts are anticipated.

Approximately 1-2 on-street parking spaces may be altered or removed at locations #2 and #5.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2023. There will be no detours during construction. Traffic will be maintained using single-lane closures and flaggers.

Public input

The city welcomes your questions and comments. To ensure the proposed project is viable and successful, the city and ODOT are seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project.

To ensure your comments may be considered during project development, please submit them no later than Oct. 14, 2022:

By mail: Safety/Service Department, 69 N. South St., Rm. 266, Wilmington, OH 45177

By email: [email protected]

By phone: 937-382-6509

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

The City of Wilmington is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

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