By Portia Williams
Tom Barnitz, Project Manager – S.R. 823 District 9 – ODOT with Bill Maddex CEO of Portsmouth Gateway Group will conduct an informational presentation regarding the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway project on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 1 p.m. at Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth.
Angela Adams, outreach director at Hill View, said the ODOT presentation will answer a host of questions.
“We have someone coming from the Ohio Department of Transportation and he is going to speak on the Memorial Highway project that has had a lot of interest from community members who wanted to just know more about where it is going, how long it is going to take, how much money it will cost, all of those questions he is going to address in his presentation,” Adams said. “How many bridges, how many miles, the speed limit, all of those types of questions will be answered in his presentation, and his presentation is a very thorough presentation,” Adams said.
Barnitz’s presentation will include a project overview and status update about ongoing construction. He will also share a short “flyover” video that depicts the outline of the route.
Hill View is also gearing up for a shopping trip to Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.
“The next thing that we have coming up is our trip to Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Folks that want to go can leave the driving to us; we will take care of everything, such as the packages, as we will be shopping all day at Easton. We will have lunch and dinner there, and the Christmas lights and decorations will be up by then too, so it will be a very festive trip in which participants can either begin or end their Christmas shopping on that trip, and everybody is looking forward to that. We are already about half full on the number of people signed up to go on this trip.
A complimentary lunch is available before the presentation in the Oak Dining Room at noon. Reservations for lunch must be made by Dec. 1, by calling Angela Adams at 740-351-2343.
The Hill View Easton Town Center trip will be Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from Hill View. Transportation costs $ 7.85 for Hill View residents and $ 15.70 for non residents. Enjoy a full day. Departure from Hill View will be at 6 p.m. For a complete list of the shopping and dining choices available at Easton, visit www.eastontowncenter.com.
For payment reservations, contact Angela Adams at 740-351-2343.
“The very next day (Dec. 8) will be going to Ashland, Ky. will be leaving Hill View at 4 p.m., and will be headed to Texas RoadHouse first for dinner, and after that will be going to Central Park to see the lights, which will make for a nice evening to enjoy the lights,” she said. “So, we have a lot going on, and want to extend an invitation as always to members of the community that would interesting in attending any and or all of the activities we have coming up, such as the ODOT presentation, or the trips. They are more than welcome to be a part of these events.”
Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.