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  SR 32 Report

 

SR 32/US 50/ US 35 CORRIDOR STUDY

 

Project Area

The focus area for this study was a 5-mile radius (10-miles total) along SR32/ US50/ US 35 through Adams, Athens, Brown, Clermont, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Vinton and Washington counties. View Map here

 

Background

Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Development, Governor's Office of Appalachia for a project to conduct an Economic Corridor Study & Plan for SR32/US50/US35. Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission worked in conjunction with Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District in Marietta.

 

Purpose

The major purpose of this study and planning effort was to maximize the economic development potential of the SR32/US50 and US35 corridor to create new jobs in southern and southeastern Ohio.  This goal was addressed through doing a comprehensive study of the corridor that will ascertain current demand on the corridor by existing major employers and other major trip generators and potential future generators, such as existing industrial parks and commercial sites.  The study also shows an inventory and maps existing water and sewer infrastructure that is available along the corridor.  In addition, the corridor plan will designate the best possible future industrial and commercial development sites in terms of access and available infrastructure, as well as designate environmentally sensitive areas.