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Hardin residents voice concerns on State Route 195 construction

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Hardin County residents want to know the future of a state route that runs through the west side of the county.

A public hearing was held so those that use State Route 195 just outside of McGuffey are updated on the proposal for reconfiguring the way 195 will be traveled in the future. This stretch of roadway has been closed for various reasons six times since 1995. It was last closed in October 2009.

The area of 195 that will be worked on is located from County Road 150 to County Road 110. Parts of 195 will be taken out and the new route will dead end south bound at County Road 110. Other parts will be given to the county to maintain and there will be alternate routes available after construction is finished. Some residents have concerns until the project is complete.

The problem hasn't always been the road itself, but what lies underneath the road. The road was built on the Scioto Marsh which is peat bog or a muck soil. Being so close to the Scioto River also complicates things. The next step in the process is to take the residents comments and see if any part of the proposal needs modified.