Roadway improvements being planned along SR 32 within the Village of Newtown will address congestion and safety concerns through intersection improvements and adjustments to travel lanes. In addition, several shared-use path options have been developed to provide safe travel alternatives for walkers, runners, and bicyclists, and to provide an improved connection towards the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
Based on project data and feedback received during the virtual open house, ODOT recommends proceeding with Alternative 1 for bike/pedestrian improvements. Also, in response to comments received, the project team will investigate modifying the roadway improvement alternative to reduce all lane widths to no more than 11 feet and will investigate a possible at-grade railroad crossing for the shared-use path connection to Lake Barber.
Click here to review the project's virtual open house materials (Alternative 1 is discussed under the Bike/Pedestrian tab).
ODOT is now working with the Village of Newtown to complete project designs and identify funding sources. Construction is likely to be divided into phases which will allow work to begin as funding becomes available.