February 29, 2024

Public meeting to be held on US 33 improvement

MARIETTA, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing an improvement project along U.S. 33 between Oxley Road in Athens County and the State Route 681 interchange in Meigs County.

The purpose of the project is to accommodate the growing transportation needs of the region and address safety concerns. Improvements include:

•  Converting 10.78 miles of the 2-lane highway to a 4-lane divided highway
•  Converting the following intersections with U.S. 33 to interchanges: Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton Road, Rainbow Lake Road, State Route 681
•  Resurfacing the existing U.S. 33 roadway

Right-of-way acquisition is not anticipated for the project. Construction is estimated to begin in Summer of 2025.

OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Athens Community Center
701 East State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701


The purpose of the public meeting is to present the proposed improvements, answer questions, and gather feedback from the community that will assist in project decision-making. Comments can be left on the project webpage. Comments may also be submitted via email, phone, or mail to:

Andy Moreland, P.E.
Project Engineer
338 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Phone: (740) 568-3952
Email: [email protected]

Hard copies of the meeting materials are available upon request using the contact information above. We ask that comments be submitted by February 27, 2024.

The Ohio Department of Transportation 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. To request a reasonable accommodation (due to a disability, or language interpretation or translation services) to participate in ODOT’s project development process, please contact Ashley Rittenhouse, ODOT District 10 Public Information Officer at (740) 568-3904, no later than January 30, 2024. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.