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PUBLIC NOTICE:THE BROOKE-HANCOCK-JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION STUDY STATE FISCAL YEARS 2021 through 2024 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT & REVIEW

The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Organization (BHJMPO) hereby notifies all interested persons that the proposed FY 2021 through 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Metropolitan Area, that is Brooke and Hancock counties, WV and Jefferson County, OH, is available for comment and review.  The proposed TIP identifies federal, state, and local highway and public transit projects, and various transportation strategies funded with federal monies over the next four years throughout the three-county metropolitan area.  The BHJ Transportation Study Policy Committee is scheduled to adopt the final TIP during a joint meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Transportation Study Policy Committee scheduled to convene at 12:00 noon on Wednesday April 22, 2020.  Preceding the joint meeting, BHJ has tentatively scheduled an open house forum starting at 11:00am to 12:00 Noon for interested public to review the final proposed TIP. The open house and meeting are to be held at the BHJ Office located at 124 North Fourth Street, Second Floor, Steubenville, Ohio (pending the status of the “Director’s Stay at Home Order” issued by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, March 22, 2020).  The public participation process for the TIP meets the FTA public participation requirements for the City of Weirton’s Program of Projects (POP).

The public comment and review period will begin Monday March 30, 2020 and will end Friday April 10, 2020 at noon.  Interested persons may view and download the TIP on the World Wide Web site at www.bhjmpc.org/transportation-improvement-program/ or visit, by appointment the BHJMPO office located at 124 North Fourth Street, Second Floor Steubenville, OH 43952.  Normal business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays Monday through Friday.  Office appointments are mandatory. 

The BHJMPO will accept and respond to written and signed requests only received by no later than 12:00 Noon Friday April 10, 2020.  Electronic mail requests and comments are encouraged.  Direct all e-mail to ccresap@bhjmpc.org.  Persons may request TIP documents as either a bound publication for a nominal fee by contacting the BHJMPO office before Friday April 10, 2020.  Direct all inquiries to Mr. Cody Cresap, Transportation Engineer or, in his absence, Mrs. Adrienne Ward, Office Manager.

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