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UPDATE: Bright 74 Study Public Open House Wednesday

Posted On February 17, 2016

By Travis Thayer

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Update published Wednesday, February 17 at 7:50 a.m.:

Dearborn County Commissioner Kevin Lynch is looking forward to hearing what the community has to say on a major transportation project in northeastern Dearborn County.

The first of three public open houses for the Bright 74 Study will happen Wednesday, February 17. Citizens are invited to stop in anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at East Central High School’s Performing Arts Center to share their input on the project.

The Bright I-74 Study is a project by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, of which Lynch is president, looking at ways to improve road connectivity from the populated Bright area to Interstate 74. One of the ideas being looked at is a possible new connector road from Bright to I-74 in West Harrison.

“All the options are open at this point. We’re looking from feedback from individuals. We’ve had discussions as far as traffic counts in the area, demographics, number of accidents. We’ve even looked at 74 and different places,” Lynch told Eagle Country 99.3 in previewing the meeting Wednesday morning.

Lynch said the objectives of the project are to promote additional growth in the Bright area, provide convenience for existing residents, and provide more direct routes for county emergency personnel.

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Lynch said he plans to be in attendance Wednesday evening, along with several representatives of OKI and the project consultant.

Read more about the first Bright 74 Study public open house below.

 

Original story published Monday, January 11 at 1:09 p.m.:

(Bright, Ind.) – The first of three public events to discuss the Bright 74 Study will take place next month.

The public open house will take place on Wednesday, February 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center.

Last March, Dearborn County Council approved the county’s portion of funding for a study into creating a new connector road from Bright to Interstate 74. An advisory committee was formed in December, and will meet five times this year, with three additional public meetings.

The purpose of the public meetings is to share progress and gather input from residents, property owners, and others who use or are interested in the area. In addition, data related to traffic and safety in the study area will be shared.

The Bright 74 Study is being undertaken by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments to identify multi-modal transportation needs, develop conceptual solutions and evaluate improvement alternatives for the area.

For questions or concerns. contact Karen Whitaker at karenw@oki.org or call (513)-619 7692.

More information about the study can be found at http://bright74.oki.org/.

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