The Ohio Rail Development Commission is seeking public comment on proposed rehab project in Highland and Clinton counties.
The Commission is proposing to rehabilitate 30 miles of railroad known as the Greenfield Line, which runs through both Highland and Clinton counties. The Greenfield Line is owned by the Village of Greenfield and operated for freight service by the Indiana and Ohio Railway. The proposed project consists of the replacement of approximately 20,000 railroad ties across the line and ancillary work to rehabilitate the track.
The purpose of the project is to ensure the safe and efficient operation of trains over the line. The work would take place entirely with the operational right-of-way of the railroad. The project is expected to start construction in the summer of 2021.
A portion of the work will take place in a Special Flood Hazard Area of the East Fork Little Miami River in the Village of New Vienna. Approximately .57 acres of floodplain are involved. Based on the scope of the project, impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels.
A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on ORDC’s website: https://rail.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ordc/about-ordc/projects-for-public-comment/
Written comments regarding this project may be sent to:
Ohio Rail Development Commission
Attn: Tim Brown
1980 W. Broad St.
Mail Stop 3140
Columbus, OH 43223
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