By Erica Solvig
The Cincinnati Enquirer
HAMILTON TWP. - A roadway plan being discussed next week could ease traffic in future development here.
The plan, dubbed Hoptown 2010, calls for a series of roads around the intersection of Ohio 48 and U.S. 22-Ohio 3 in the Hopkinsville area of the township. The undeveloped land is zoned for commercial use.
Residents can voice their opinions Tuesday during the Warren County Regional Planning Commission meeting.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Warren County Regional Planning Commission
WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: County commissioners meeting room, Warren County administration building, 406 Justice Dr. in Lebanon
Despite the plan's name, there's no set timeline to the estimated $10 million in construction, according to Dan Corey, an assistant Warren County engineer.
"It will be development-driven," he said. "Once all the developments are in and there's enough right-of-way, we'll go ahead and build that road."
Engineers have already held several public hearings on the issue, and are finalizing the road plan to include residents' feedback.
The Ohio 48/US 22-Ohio 3 intersection already is under construction, and officials hope the additional turn lanes will improve traffic congestion there.
The Ohio Department of Transportation will have to approve any intersections the Hoptown 2010 roadways have with the state highways.
But the idea already has the township's approval, according to trustee Clyde Baston.
"We're all in favor of it," he said. "It's going to improve traffic, that's all there is to it."
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