Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SR11 Road Extension Project?

The SR 11 Road Extension Project is a new roadway alignment project for SR 11 in southern Harrison County that will develop an east-west connection between SR 135 and SR 11/SR 337 including a new crossing over Buck Creek.

What is the Project Study Area?

The Project Study Area is the region in which potential project alternatives and roadway impacts are being investigated. The Study Area includes an approximately 250 feet buffer on either side of Watson Road and Melview Road as well as an approximately 2,500-foot wide band between Watson Road and Melview Road. Alternative alignments are being considered within the study area.

What is happening now?

Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Studies efforts are underway to determine the most appropriate location for the new roadway alignment while identifying and assessing potential impacts to the human and natural environment so measures can be made to avoid, minimize, and mitigate those impacts. This phase of the project started in early 2021 and will continue through 2022.

What are the next steps in the process?

The second phase of the project involves the final design and right-of-way acquisition process. It will be take another two years to get through this process. Construction is scheduled to start in the fall of 2025 and run for two years.

How can the public get involved in the project?

A Public Information Meeting will be held early in the project development process at which information about the project history, development process, schedule, and other details will be shared.  Participants will be encouraged to engage with project representatives, offer comments, and will also be provided with information about the project website.  Details about the public outreach and engagement process can be found in the Public Involvement Plan posted on the Project Documents page.

Why is the SR 11 Road Extension being developed in southern Harrison County?

The extension of SR 11 with a Buck Creek crossing was identified in the last two Harrison County Long-Range Transportation Plans (2003and 2018) as a priority for improving the safety and efficiency of east-west movement of people and goods in the southern part of the county.  

When will property be purchased for this project?

The right-of-way acquisition process is not slated to begin until 2023. You can access brochures explaining the right-of-way and relocation process through the Project Documents page. Right-of-way acquisition must comply with the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act. The Act ensures fair compensation and assistance for those whose property is acquired for public use.

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