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Public comment encouraged on construction of South Range School tunnel

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BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio - South Range Schools are one step closer to constructing an underground tunnel that will provide students a safer way to cross State Route 46 in order to access their sports complex.

The proposed plan to widen a small portion of the road would include the addition of multiple turn lanes, as well as the construction of a pedestrian tunnel going under State Route 46. The passageway would connect the school buildings to the sports complex that sits on the other side of the busy roadway.

"Think of practices for track, cross country, for practice fields for soccer and middle school football," said Superintendent Dennis Dunham. "We have kids that need to access State Route 46."

The construction of the project is estimated to cost less than a million dollars; 100% of which comes from federal funding and at no cost to the school.

"We were in the right place at the right time with good people looking out for student safety," Dunham said. 

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials say the project should begin next summer, pending conversations with utility companies, who may have to move some lines.

Once approved and construction begins, motorists may encounter traffic delays, especially around mid to late July when the portion of State Route 46 will be shut down for about two weeks. Detours will be posted.

Currently ODOT is welcoming any public questions or concerns regarding the project and its impact on the area. Written comments must be submitted by Friday, December 28, 2012.

Any comments should be sent to: 

Mr. Anthony M. Urankar
District Deputy Director
Attn: Mr. David Sicker, P.E.
District 4 Planning Engineer
Ohio Department of Transportation
2088 S. Arlington Road
Akron OH 44306-4243 

A summary of public comments and responses will be posted on the ODOT 4 web site by the end of February. 

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