In 2014, the Ohio Department of Transportation completed Access Ohio 2040, a long-range transportation plan for the state. The volume of freight traffic in Ohio is expected to increase 67% by 2040.
To remove bottlenecks and support the safe and efficient flow of freight, Mott MacDonald was retained to perform a two-part study of the two-lane highway system that is critical to freight movement.
The US 250 pilot study was conducted in four parts: 1) stakeholder outreach, 2) existing and future conditions assessment, 3) evaluation of potential improvements, and 4) development of a strategic plan.
Mott MacDonald provided planning services aimed at developing a repeatable methodology that was successfully tested on US 250 and can be applied to all two-lane freight routes.
We identified incremental system improvements along US 250 that can enhance the flow of freight traffic and improve economic development in Ohio.