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Ohio River and Rail Park (522 Site) Overview Image

Ohio River and Rail Park (522 Site)

71 Hayport Road, Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694

Site Overview

The Ohio River and Rail site has road, rail, and barge transportation access, as it is immediately adjacent to Norfolk Southern rail, US Route 52, and the Ohio River.  It is a 176 acre site with 105 acres out of the floodplain.  It also contains an existing 50,000 square foot prefabricated metal building.  Currently the site’s primary use is agriculture.


    River Access

  • Dock on Site: No
  • Ohio River Mile: 343.7

    Number Miles to

  • 4-lane Highway: 0.1 to US 52
  • Interstate: 27 to Interstate 64
  • Rail: 0 to Norfolk Southern
  • Airport: 32 to Huntington Tri-State Airport


  • Gas: Proposed, Columbia Gas and Kinder Morgan
  • Electric: Yes, AEP Ohio
  • Water: Yes, City of Portsmouth Water Works
  • Sewer: Proposed
  • For Sale

  • Building Info
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  • Land Info
  • Acres:

    176 total, 105 out of floodplain
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  • Lat/Lon:

    38.6843, -82.8681
  • County:

  • Contact: Donna Hrezo Project Manager / Site Advisor APEG (740) 381-0230

Interactive Maps

GIS Map image thumbnail Site and Region View site on interactive GIS-map website

Zoom in and out to see site in relation to surrounding area. Change basemap to see imagery, roads, topography, etc. Turn layers on and off to view site features and community demographics.

Engineer's GIS Map image thumbnail Site Detail View engineer's map(s)

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Land Information


Ohio River Site topography map thumbnail Topographic Map

Topography at this site is generally flat.

View topo map


Ohio River Site floodplain map thumbnail Floodplain Map

Seventy-one acres, or 40 percent of the site, lies within the FEMA 100-year floodplain. Areas that are within the 100-year floodplain have a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year. The use areas of the site should be delineated considering the boundaries of the 100-year floodplain. Parking lots and laydown areas are fine within the floodplain, but mechanical and electrical equipment should be placed outside of the floodplain.

View floodplain map


Ohio River Site wetland map thumbnail National Wetland Map

See map for water surfaces at the site.  If any water surfaces are present, they are depicted as follows:  Freshwater Emergent Wetlands are noted in green; Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetlands are noted in maroon, and Freshwater Ponds are noted in dark blue.

View National Wetlands Inventory map

Soil Information

Transportation (For maps, see Interactive Maps above)

River Access

Currently there are no river ports at this site. The Ohio River and Rail Park is located near Ohio River Mile 343.7.

Rail Access

The Norfolk-Southern rail line runs along the northern border of the site.

Vehicular Access

This site has immediate access to US Route 52 and is located 27 miles from Interstate 64.


The site is 12 miles from the Portsmouth Regional Airport,18 miles from the Ashland Regional Airport, 27 miles from US Interstate 64, 32 miles from the Huntington Tri-State Airport, 89 miles from the Charleston Yeager Airport, 109 miles from the Port Columbus Airport, 125 miles from the Cincinnati Airport, and 130 miles from the Lexington Blue Grass Airport.

Utilities (For maps, see engineer's map(s) above)


Columbia Gas and Kinder Morgan have transmission mains in the vicinity.


American Electric Power has a 69 kV line immediately adjacent to the site and a 138 kV line within 9,300 feet of the site.


City of Portsmouth Water Works has an existing 12-inch distribution main within 500 feet of the site and will have capacity to meet the anticipated demand of 250,000 gpd.

The Scioto County water utility, Scioto Water, Inc., is the current service provider to several existing customers near the 522 site and the Scioto Lawrence Corridor, and purchases treated water from the City of Portsmouth Water Works. Construction is under way by Scioto Water, Inc. to build its own well field, 1.1 MGD water treatment plant in Franklin Furnace, and 98,500 linear feet of water distribution mains, and to discontinue purchasing water from the City of Portsmouth Water Works.

This will increase the available capacity in the existing City of Portsmouth Water Works treatment plant and distribution main. Based on metered flows, it is anticipated that 14.2 MG a month will be transferred from the City of Portsmouth Water Works system to the new Scioto Water, Inc. system, which is an average of 470,000 gpd.


Sewer service can be provided through the construction of a pumping station and force main to the Wheelersburg Wastewater treatment plant.


Frontier Communications has an existing fiber-optic line that passes by the site and will be able to provide data access at a speed up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).  Windstream Communications also has fiber optic lines adjacent to the site.