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The Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council has preliminarily approved funding of the U.S. Route 33/Interstate 270 interchange in Dublin. The planned project would involve widening of a portion of U.S. Route 33, which could result in eminent domain proceedings involving property owners in that area.

The project is part of Governor Kasich’s recently announced “Jobs and Transportation Plan.” The governor’s plan designated $51.5 million for the Dublin, Ohio project. The City of Dublin has allotted an additional $17 million for the project and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has also designated $25 million to the project. The entire cost of the two-phase project has an estimated cost of $93.8 million.

The interchange has had little improvement since its construction in the 1970s. This interchange is ranked in the top 30 locations in the state for urban freeway crashes according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The interchange project would include the widening of U.S. Route 33 between the state route interchange with Interstate 270 and the Avery-Muirfield Drive exit. U. S. 33 would be widened to four lanes in this area. In addition, several new ramps will be constructed to replace two of the cloverleaf configurations of the interchange.

The first phase of construction is anticipated to begin by late fall of 2014.

Property owners in the area may be subject to eminent domain proceedings. If you are a property owner and have been notified that a government agency wants to take all, or a portion, of your property, you are entitled to fair market value compensation. If you have questions about Ohio eminent domain proceedings, call the Ohio eminent domain lawyers at Clark, Perdue & List.