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District 1 Office of Environmental Services​​​

The District 1 environmental office is a sub-section of the planning and engineering department. This office is responsible for ensuring that federally-funded transportation projects undertaken within District 1 comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable federal, state and local environmental laws.
 

 

 
Nate Tessler, District Environmental Coordinator
419-999-6886
 
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ODOT District One, Planning & Engineering Environmental
1885 N. McCullough Street
Lima, Ohio 45801

  

 

  

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking public comments regarding the following projects. Click on a project name to access additional information about that project.

 

 Projects Open for Public Comment

 
  
  
  
Project Locations_101979.pdfAllen County - Various County Routes - Guardrail Replacement (PID: 101979)Project Locations_101979
The Allen County Engineer, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to upgrade guardrail on various county routes in Allen County. See attached location list. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.
Date of Publication: 3/19/2020
Project Mapping_98469_Addition 2.pdfPutnam & Hardin Counties - State Routes 65 & 31 - Centerline Rumble Stripes Addition (PID: 98469)Project Mapping_98469_Addition 2
The original scope of the project included resurfacing US 224 in Putnam and Hancock Counties; from the CSX railroad crossing in the City of Ottawa (Putnam County) to the intersection with State Route 235 (Hancock County).

On 02/19/20, the ODOT District Planning Engineer issued an email describing the need for resurfacing on Jefferson St (State Route 103) in the Village of Bluffton in Allen County. This resurfacing work is being done in coordination with a roadway reconstruction job planned by the Village of Bluffton.

On 03/09/20, the ODOT District Planning Engineer issued an email describing the need for the installation of centerline rumble stripes in Putnam and Hardin Counties. In Putnam County on State Route 65 from the Village of Columbus Grove to the Village of Ottawa, and in Hardin County on State Route 31 from the Union County line to the City of Kenton.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 3/11/2020
Project Mapping_107637.pdfAllen County - State Routes 66 & 117 - Resurfacing (PID: 107637) Project Mapping_107637
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface portions of State Routes (SR) 66 and 117 in Allen County. On SR 66 from the Auglaize County line to the northern corporate limits of the Village of Spencerville. On SR 117 from the Van Wert County Line to Seriff Road and from Pine St. to just east of Leonard St. See attached mapping. Additionally, sidewalk and curb ramp work may occur along the routes in the Village of Spencerville and in the City of Lima. All work will occur within the existing roadway right of way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
Date of Publication: 3/4/2020
Project Mapping_107683.pdfHardin County - State Routes 37 & 53 - Resurfacing (PID: 107683)Project Mapping_107683
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface portions of State Routes (SR) 37 and 53 in Hardin County. On SR 37 from the Hancock County line to the Wyandot County line. On SR 53 from E Forest St in the City of Kenton to SR 37 in the Village of Forest. See attached mapping. Additionally, sidewalk and curb ramp work may occur within the City of Kenton, Village of Patterson, and Village of Forest. All work will occur within the existing roadway right of way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
Date of Publication: 3/4/2020
Project Mapping_109285.pdfVan Wert County - County Route 418 - Resurfacing (PID: 109285)Project Mapping_109285
The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Van Wert County Engineer, is proposing to resurface County Route (CR) 418 from Wayne St to Middle Point-Wetzel Rd in Van Wert County. See attached mapping. Work will also include striping, raised pavement marker, and edge line rumble strip installation. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
Date of Publication: 2/3/2020
Project Mapping_107829.pdfHancock County - County Route 313 - Resurfacing (PID: 107829)Project Mapping_107829
The Hancock County Engineer, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to resurface County Route (CR) 313 in Hancock County from the Allen County Line (intersection with CR 15) to the southern corp. limits of the City of Findlay (just past the Interstate 75 overpass). See attached mapping. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 2/3/2020
 

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Statement of Findings (PID 101385).pdfDefiance County - State Route 2 - Mile Marker 9.01 (PID: 101385)Statement of Findings (PID 101385)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace the existing bridge structure carrying State Route 2 over Lost Creek at mile marker 9.01 in Defiance County with a new structure. Additionally, the guardrail and approach slabs will be replaced. This work will take place within the boundary of the Lost Creek floodplain.

Construction is anticipated to begin in summer of 2021.
Date of Publication: 3/16/2020
Statement of Findings (PID 108705).pdfVan Wert County - Grill/Kear/Bonnewitz (PID: 108705)Statement of Findings (PID 108705)
The City of Van Wert, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to rehabilitate Grill Road, Kear Road, and Bonnewitz Ave in Van Wert County. Rehabilitation will include resurfacing the roadway as well as installing storm drains, adding shoulders, addressing drainage issues, and rebuilding existing driveways along the roadway. A portion of this work will take place within the boundaries of the Town Creek floodplain.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022.
Date of Publication: 11/4/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 98499).pdfHancock County - US 68 - Mile Marker 12.03Statement of Findings (PID 98499)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to repair the US 68 bridge over State Route (SR) 15 in Hancock County. Repair work will include deck replacement, support repair, preventative maintenance, and guardrail replacement. A portion of the construction activities on the east side of the bridge will take place within the boundaries of the Eagle Creek floodplain. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 10/7/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 108373).pdfAllen & Van Wert Counties - 5th Street/Lincoln Highway_PID 108373Statement of Findings (PID 108373)
The City of Delphos, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to rehabilitate Lincoln Highway from Menke Street on the west side of Delphos in Van Wert County to Lehman Road on the east side of Delphos in Allen County. Rehabilitation will include replacing curbs and gutters, replacing catch basins and installing bicycle friendly grates, resurfacing the roadway, replacing curb ramps, filling in missing sidewalk sections along the roadway, and redesigning the current 4-lane roadway and turn it into 3-lane roadway with bicycle lanes. There will also be traffic signal and pedestrian facility upgrades and adjustments.
The proposed work will take place within the boundaries of the Jennings Creek and Flat Fork Creek Floodplains.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.
Date of Publication: 10/1/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 106346).pdfWyandot County - Carey Safe Routes to Schools (PID: 106346)Statement of Findings (PID 106346)
The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Village of Carey, is proposing a Safe Routes to School project in the Village of Carey in Wyandot County. The project will include sidewalk improvements and installation, intersection improvements, lighting, and construction of a multi-use path through Memorial Park to connect the school to Patterson St. See attached mapping. Permanent right-of-way will be required to maneuver the multi-use path around park amenities; all other work will be included within the roadway right-of-way or Village-owned right-of-way through the park. Portions of the work along Vance St and Glenn Ave will take place within the regulated boundary of the Spring Run floodplain.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.
Date of Publication: 7/30/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 106715).pdfHancock County - Greenway Trail (E Main Cross) (PID: 106715)Statement of Findings (PID 106715)
The City of Findlay, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to extend the Greenway Trail multi-use path that currently ends behind the Hancock Veteran Services office off East Main Cross Street near the southeast side of Findlay. The path extension will travel along East Main Cross Street to connect the existing path to Eastpoint Park near the Bright Road bridge over the Blanchard River. Construction activities will take place within the boundaries of the Blanchard River floodplain.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 7/23/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 100184).pdfHancock County - County Route 236 (PID: 100184)Statement of Findings (PID 100184)
The City of Findlay, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to resurface County Route 236 from State Route 568 to US 224. Work will also include widening the roadway to install a center turn lane, drainage improvements, and the addition of a multi-use path on the east side of the roadway. Construction activities will take place within the boundaries of the Blanchard River floodplain.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 7/23/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 104247).pdfHancock County-Lincoln/Blanchard Paths (PID: 104247)Statement of Findings (PID 104247)
The City of Findlay, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to construct multi-use paths to replace the existing sidewalks on Lincoln St. This will also involve updating curb ramps to ADA standards; as well as installing necessary signage and grading. The project will also include constructing shared lanes on the northbound and southbound curb lanes of Blanchard St. This will involve milling and paving the curb lanes of Blanchard St., adjusting catch basins, updated curb ramps to ADA standards, restriping Blanchard St. for shared lanes; as well as installing necessary signage and grading. Construction activities for this project will take place within the floodplain boundaries of Eagle Creek & the Blanchard River.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 7/23/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 107730).pdfPutnam County - State Route 613 - Mile Marker 8.98 (PID: 107730)Statement of Findings (PID 107730)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace a culvert carrying a non-jurisdictional ditch under State Route (SR) 613 and establishing clear zone grading at mile marker 8.98 in Putnam County. Work in this portion of the project area will take place within the floodplain of South Powell Creek. To address additional drainage issues in the area along the north side of State Route 613, this project will also reshape and resize the ditches along the north side of the roadway; this work is not located within a floodplain.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
Date of Publication: 6/10/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 101193).pdfHancock County - State Route 698 - Mile Markers 4.73/5.76 (PID: 101193)Statement of Findings (PID 101193)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace two existing concrete slab structures on State Route 698 over Tiderishi Creek in Hancock County (mile markers 4.73 and 5.76) with new structures. These structures are located within the boundaries of the Tiderishi Creek Floodplain. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021.
Date of Publication: 4/9/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 98588).pdfHancock County - State Route 568 - Mile Marker 5.57 (PID: 98588)Statement of Findings (PID 98588)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace the existing bridge structure carrying The Outlet under State Route 568 at mile marker 5.57 in Hancock County (just east of the City of Findlay) with a new structure. Additionally, the guardrail will be replaced, and grading activities may occur near the structure. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 3/26/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 101189).pdfAllen County - State Route 81 - Mile Marker 21.51 (PID: 101189)Statement of Findings (PID 101189)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to repair the State Route 81 bridge over the Ottawa River in Allen County. Repairs will include replacing the bridge deck and approaches, rebuilding various supports, and patching deteriorated concrete. As a result, work within the floodplain of the Ottawa River will occur. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
Date of Publication: 3/21/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 106290).pdfWyandot County - Ogg Street (PID: 106290)Statement of Findings (PID 106290)
The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Village of Carey, is proposing to replace the Ogg Street Bridge over Spring Run located within the Village of Carey in Wyandot County. As a result, work within the floodplain of Spring Run will occur.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
Date of Publication: 2/21/2019
Statement of Findings (PID 105161).pdfPutnam County-US 30_PID 105161Statement of Findings (PID 105161)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace several median crossover pipes on US 30 in Putnam County. These pipes will be installed under the pavement and run down the outside of the slopes. Slope work will occur in the regulated floodplains of Jennings Creek and Flat Fork Creek.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020.
Date of Publication: 1/29/2019
Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 106401).pdfPaulding County - State Route 114 - Mile Marker 22.50 (PID: 106401)Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 106401)
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 proposes to rehabilitate a bridge structure carrying State Route (SR) 114 over the Little Auglaize River at the 22.50 mile marker in Paulding County. Bridge rehabilitation construction activities will include replacing the deck edges, performing a latex-modified concrete overlay on the deck edges and approach slabs, upgrading guardrail, installing a new access drives for adjacent farm fields, and performing minor drainage upgrades and abutment repairs.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in Spring of 2021.
Date of Publication: 1/14/2019
Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 88306).pdfAllen County - State Route 65 (Elm) / County Route 509 (Pine)_PID 88306Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 88306)
The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Lima, is proposing to replace the bridge decks on the structures over the Ottawa River at the intersection of State Route 65 (Elm Street) and County Route 509 (Pine Street) in the City of Lima in Allen County. Both bridges are located within the Ottawa River floodplain. Construction is anticipated to begin the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 8/20/2018
Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 100746).pdfPaulding County-State Route 114-Mile Markers 19.64 and 21.73_PID 100746Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 100746)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace two bridges on State Route 114 in Paulding County; one at mile marker 19.64 over Middle Creek and the other at mile marker 21.73 over Dog Run. The approach slabs will also be replaced. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.
Date of Publication: 2/21/2018
Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 100733).pdfPutnam County-State Route 115-Mile Marker 9.89_PID 100733Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 100733)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace the Napoleon Road (State Route 115) bridge over Plum Creek in Putnam County with a new bridge to be constructed at the same location. The new bridge will be similar to the existing; a three-span reinforced concrete slab structure. Under the north span, area will be made available for the Village of Kalida to construct a walk path in the future. All work will occur within existing roadway right-of-way. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring of 2021.
Date of Publication: 2/1/2018
Statement of Floodplain Findings_PID 103972.pdfHancock County-US 68-Arlington (PID: 103972)Statement of Floodplain Findings_PID 103972
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), in partnership with the Village of Arlington, is proposing to reconstruct Main St. (US 68) in the Village of Arlington in Hancock County. Reconstruction will include curb, gutter, drainage, and storm sewer improvements and will occur in three phases. Storm drains at all four quadrants of the bridge over Buck Run will be installed; Phase 1 will include installation of the drains on the south end of the bridge, and Phase 3 will include installation of the drains on the north end of the bridge. These pipes will outlet to Buck Run. Additionally, reconstruction at the southern end of Main St. will add drainage to Zone A of the Buck Run Tributary; this work will be completed during Phase 2 of the project. Some work outside the existing roadway right-of-way may be required.

Construction for Phase 1 is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2018, Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020, and Phase 3 is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022.
Date of Publication: 9/27/2017
Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 101085).pdfVan Wert County-Jefferson St_PID 101085Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 101085)
The Ohio Department of Transportation proposes the replacement of the bridge structure carrying Jefferson Street over Town Creek in the City of Van Wert in Van Wert County.  Minor drainage upgrades and sidewalk work are also anticipated near the bridge.  Temporary right-of-way may be needed at all four quadrants of the bridge to accommodate construction activities.  Construction is scheduled to occur in summer of 2019.
Date of Publication: 8/23/2017
 

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The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 - NEPA - is the federal environmental legislation that drives OES act​ivities. Although there is state legislation, other federal legislation, federal and state guidance,​ policies and procedures that we adhere to. NEPA is the legislation all other legislation follows.
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated 12/11/2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
 

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