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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: US 30

27 Mar , 2019  

NOTE – This post has been updated with additional information. We are happy to share it again with our readers.

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking one of the main transportation routes in Richland County and north central Ohio – US 30. More…

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Ohio Goes Uber

8 Feb , 2019  

In a recent press release, car-sharing phemon Uber announced that it was now available from Ashtabula to Cincinnati and all across the Buckeye State.

“Whether in Dayton, Toledo, Columbus or anywhere in between, Ohioans will be able to hit the road and earn or request a ride to get wherever they need to go,” the company said. More…


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Behind The Wheel: Will Mansfield Join Other Ohio Cities In Embracing Driverless Cars?

28 Nov , 2018  

The State of Ohio has announced an expansion of the Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program, created earlier this year by Governor Kasich. That program links private industry with cities interested in serving as testing sites for autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

While Mansfield has not been publicized as expressing an interest, Athens, Columbus, Dublin, and Marysville have signed agreements with DriveOhio, the state’s center for smart mobility, to test autonomous and connected vehicles along with other smart mobility infrastructure. More…

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Richland And Crawford Bridge Repair Projects Begin

3 Apr , 2018  

One thing is for sure – as you travel around the area from now through the fall, you are bound to see a bridge or two being repaired.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, those projects begin this week with bridge work on the State Route 4 bridge over US30 near Bucyrus, which will result in intermittent single land closures on US30 westbound and SR4 southbound. Crews will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction at all times. Completion is scheduled for May. More…


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AARP Senior Driving Program Dates Set For Remainder Of 2018

12 Mar , 2018  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, March 27. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot, back entrance) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Senator Obhof Talks Transportation

17 Apr , 2017  

This past week, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, who represents Richland County as a part of Ohio Senate District 22, issued a press release concerning the recently-passed biennial transportatation budget.

In a previous 1812Blockhouse article, we referenced the 2017 construction program for District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation; that article can be accessed at this location.

Senator Obhoff’s release follows. More…

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Senior Driving Course Available

14 Mar , 2017  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have its first class of 2017 on Tuesday, March 21. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level parking lot) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for motorists age 50 and older. The class is a one-day four-hour course that keeps older drivers up-to-date on changes in our roadways and vehicles as well as how to compensate for normal age-related driving changes. More…


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Dinner Guests Hear About Driverless Cars

20 Jan , 2017  

On Wednesday night, the Richland County Regional Planning Commission held their Annual Dinner at Westbook Country Club.

The event featured keynote speakers Jason Sudy, AICP and founder of Side Street Planning and Justin Robbins, AICP and Senior Planner at OHM on the topic, “The Next Disruptive Technology: How Autonomous Cars Will Fundamentally Reshape Our Cities.” More…


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Holiday Travel In Ohio: Stay Alert And Be Prepared

24 Dec , 2016  

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its annual holiday driving alert.

Ohio highways will be full of travelers for the holidays. Traffic volumes in Ohio increase an average of 37 percent for the Christmas holiday and 33 percent for New Year’s Day. The last time the holiday fell on a Sunday – 2011 – the busiest travel days were the Thursday before Christmas and the Monday after Christmas. More…

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Richland Public Health Issues Winter Weather Driving Advisory

5 Dec , 2016  

Ohio may have dodged bad weather so far, but make no mistake: Winter is coming.

Richland Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are reminding all county residents to get ready for winter driving season. More…

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Ohio To Create First Smart Road

3 Dec , 2016  

While this story is not Mansfield or Richland County-centric, it does involve a major announcement by the State of Ohio related to transportation. As a community situated on a major interstate highway going north and south, and another limited access highway going east and west, the future of how Ohioans get from place to place is sure to have an impact here – and the future is arriving quicker than you might think. More…

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Ohio Encourages Driver Safety This Thanksgiving

22 Nov , 2016  

Thanksgiving is the holiday with the most travelers on the road each year and this year will be no exception. AAA is predicting 2 million Ohioans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, a 2.1 percent increase over last year and the highest number since 2005. Nationally, 48.7 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving. More…


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Richland Countians Can Learn About Complete Streets

20 Oct , 2016  

The Richland County Regional Planning Commission is sponsoring a “Complete Streets” workshop on November 3.

In promotion for the event, the Commission shares, “Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities. Everyone ought to have safe, comfortable, and convenient access to community destinations and public places. Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.” More…


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Bridges On Council’s Mind

29 Sep , 2016  

At the most recent meeting of Mansfield City Council, bridges were clearly on members’ minds, as two pieces of legislation were passed on the subject.

Council considered and passed an ordinance allowing the donation of small parcels of land owned by the City for public right-of-way improvements related to the Bowman Street Bridge project. Together, these parcels represent less than an acre of land.

The project is a cooperative effort of the City of Mansfield, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. It will involve a partial reconstruction of the bridge, located between Sixth and Springmill Streets. More…