(New Paris, OH)--Earlier this week, Kicks 96 and 101.7 The Point News reported that businesses on the Indiana side of the state line on U.S. 40 had suffered substantial financial losses due to construction on two of the four exit ramps from I-70. That has not been the case on the Ohio side, though. Representatives of both Iron Skillet and the Fairfield Inn said Wednesday morning that they’ve noticed little – if any – loss in business. It was Indiana Senator Jeff Raatz who worked to shorten the construction schedule. "INDOT was very professional and worked well, but they were unwilling to change anything. They gave us a few concessions, but it didn't help the retailers," Raatz explained. Raatz said that he had to go high up the INDOT ladder to shorten the construction schedule.
RICHMOND-AREA BUSINESSES ON OHIO SIDE UNAFFECTED BY RAMP CONSTRUCTION