Bluffton council exploring several options to move forward
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 4:12pm
One suggested fix resulting from Bluffton’s State Route 103 corridor safety study comes with a $10.4 million price tag.
That solution considers solving the following:
• Poor access management
• Lack of pedestrian facilities
• Need for crosswalks
• Separate bike and pedestrian facilities
• Congestion by the businesses
• Lack of turn lanes
• Poor sight distance at County Line Road
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 3:46pm
Bluffton council’s streets, alleys, lights and sidewalk committee meet Feb. 2 with seven agenda items.
• Asphalt sealing
• Alley vacation
• Riverbend lighting
• 2017 sidewalk connectivity
• State Route 103 corridor study
• South Main and College intersection
• Parkview-Main Street-State Route 103 intersection
Much of the discussion involved the Main-College intersection. Four possible solutions to the safety of the intersection are under discussion.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 17, 2017 - 3:37pm
The Bluffton Tree Commission is in conversation with the Bluffton Lions Club for a tree planting project in several locations in the village.
The commission met Feb. 7. During the meeting Gene Long of Lions presented a club tree planting project. Commission members are receptive to the plan. The first steps are to inspect sites along Snider Road and 313 North Main Street to hlep form a planting plan.
Several additional items were on the Feb. 7 agenda. The minutes of the meeting are attached.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) seeking public comments regarding a project in Allen County.
Concrete Pavement and Ramp Repairs – This project proposes to make repairs to concrete pavement sections and ramps at the state Route 696 and U.S. Route 30 interchange approximately 0.5 miles east of the village of Beaverdam.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 10, 2017 - 4:56pm
Over the next two months, 2,400 Allen County residents will be randomly selected to participate in a community health assessment survey, according to Monica Harnish, director of health planning services of the Allen County Public Department.
The committee is working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey.
Residents of Allen County who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.