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Public hearing to be held on East Oneida project | Preston Citizen

Public hearing to be held on East Oneida project

April 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

A public hearing will be held at the Franklin County Extension office, 561 W. Oneida, on Thursday, May 9, from 4-7 p.m. to answer questions and provide information on a proposed East Oneida road reconstruction project.

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Preston and Franklin County have been working together for a number of years to reconstruct East Oneida beginning at the intersection of 600 East and ending at the intersection of 1200 East.

The main purpose of this road-improvement project is to increase safety through improved sight distance, especially in two hollow areas, according to city engineer Darek Kimball. Further road pavement deterioration will also be remedied by this project scheduled to start in 2016, he said.

Vehicles travel down the hollow on East Oneida Sunday afternoon. The hollow will be partially filled in for safety reasons when the project is completed in 2017.

Vehicles travel down the hollow on East Oneida Sunday afternoon. The hollow will be partially filled in for safety reasons when the project is completed in 2017.

Kimball said improvements include:

• sidewalks, ribbon curb and drainage swales in the city limits

• road widening with paved shoulders and drainage swales in the county

Kimball said city, county and project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about potential right-of-way impacts. A hearing officer will be on hand for those who would like to provide public comment on the project, he said.

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