Wed. 9:45 p.m.: ODOT lays out plan for Routes 82, 46

HOWLAND – The Ohio Department of Transportation held an open house-style meeting Wednesday to present information and get public comment on recommendations that are aimed at helping traffic flow on several roads in Trumbull County.

The recommendations are from a safety study completed earlier this year. One of the suggestions is to make the interchange of state Routes 82 and 46, just north of the Lowe’s home improvement store in Howland, into a diverging diamond interchange.

State Route 82 has approximately 40,000 vehicles that travel it daily and state Route 46 has close to 30,000 vehicles traveling it daily, said Justin Chesnic, public information officer with ODOT District 4. This causes the interchange to be congested with a lot of stop and go traffic, Chesnic said.

Read more and find out how you can comment on the project in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.