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Will US Route 33 Bypass Help Or Hurt Nelsonville?

Sign in bank window, Nelsonville
7, 2013

In a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week, Ohio transportation officials opened the Nelsonville Bypass. The 8 ½ mile stretch of 4-lane through the Wayne National Forest relieves traffic congestion in Nelsonville in northwest Athens County. But many residents wonder what impact the bypass will have on the future of their city.

Long-Awaited Bypass Road Opening In Southeast Ohio

Wayne National Forest
1, 2013

A new bypass road cuts through Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio.

Authorities Investigate Nelsonville, OH Sewer Explosion

A workman checks for debris in Nelsonville's storm water sewer system, damagaed by an explosion Saturday evening
February 26, 2007

Authorities in Nelsonville are still investigating a Saturday night explosion that forced the evacuation of 60 homes in the Athens County community. No one was injured. The driver of a Jeep skidded off a city street and gasoline spread through the city’s storm water drainage system.