Portsmouth Bypass Opens To Traffic

On Friday, December 14, a new four-lane, divided highway around the City of Portsmouth, Ohio opened to drivers. This 16-mile stretch of highway connects U.S. 52 near Wheelersburg, West Virginia to U.S. 23 near Lucasville, Ohio. The Stream + Wetlands Foundation is proud to be part of this important project. S + W teamed with Wetlands Resource Center (WRC) and provided the compensatory mitigation for stream impacts associated with the project. In all, four mitigation sites in Scioto County were utilized to fulfill the stream mitigation needs. These sites permanently protected more than 900 acres which included protection, restoration and/or enhancement for more than 72,000 feet of streams.