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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 Location Information_105711.pdfDistrict Wide - Lighting (PID: 105711)Project Location Information_105711
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to upgrade lighting at various locations in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Van Wert, and Wyandot Counties. See attached Project Location Information_105711 for a list of locations. 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: 4/9/2019
Project Mapping and Addition_107684.pdfAllen & Auglaize Counties - US 30 / State Route 117 (PID: 107684)Project Mapping and Addition_107684
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface and add centerline rumble stripes on State Route (SR) 117 in Allen County from Bowman Road on the southeast side of the City of Lima to the Auglaize County line. Additionally, centerline rumble stripes will be installed on SR 117 in Auglaize County from the Allen County line to the Hardin County line near the Village of Holden.

On 03/19/19, the scope of the project changed to include safety work on the US 30 WB entrance ramp from SR 696 in Allen County. Safety work will include paving the shoulder to match the elevation of US 30.
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 2019.
Date of Publication: 4/2/2019
Project Mapping_105527.pdfAllen County - State Routes 65/81/117 - Resurfacing & Curb Ramps (PID: 105527)Project Mapping_105527
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface and complete curb ramp work on various routes in Allen County. On State Route (SR) 81 from the eastern junction with SR 66 to Wapak Rd and from Eastown Rd to Cable Rd; as well as in the City of Lima on State Routes 65 and 117 (Elm St) from Woodlawn Ave to just east of Leonard Ave. See attached mapping. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020.
Date of Publication: 6/13/2019
Project Mapping_107667.pdfHardin and Wyandot Counties - Various Routes - Resurfacing (PID: 107667)Project Mapping_107667
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing various pavement and concrete repairs on the following routes in Hardin and Wyandot counties (see attached mapping):
• HAR-US 68-8.84 to 9.40: Resurfacing on US 68 from the southern corporate limits of the Village of Kenton to the Scioto River bridge, as well as curb ramp work in the Village of Kenton.
• WYA-SR 37-9.19 to 9.56: Resurfacing on State Route (SR) 37 from the western junction with SR 67 to the southern corporate limits of the Village of Marseilles, as well as sidewalk work in the Village of Marseilles.
• WYA-SR 67-0.00 to 3.69 and 3.91 to 14.16: Resurfacing and edge work on SR 67 from the Hardin county line to SR 37 and from the eastern junction with SR 37 to High St in Upper Sandusky, including sidewalk work in the Village of Marseilles.
• WYA-SR 103-5.00 to 5.24: Resurfacing on SR 103 between the ramps at the US 23 interchange.
• WYA-SR 103-6.43 to 7.62: Resurfacing and curb ramp work on SR 103 from US 23 to SR 199 in the Village of Carey.
• WYA-SR 293-0.43 to 0.86: Resurfacing and sidewalk work on SR 293 from the southern to northern corporate limits of the Village of Kirby.
• WYA-SR 293-5.92 to 6.28: Resurfacing and sidewalk work on SR 293 from the southern to northern corporate limits of the Village of Wharton.
• WYA-SR 294-8.95 to 9.92: Resurfacing and sidewalk work on SR 294 from the western to eastern corporate limits of the Village of Harpster.
All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

While lane closures may occur during construction; traffic detours are not anticipated. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 6/11/2019
Project Mapping_110283.pdfDefiance County - US 24 - Retaining Wall Repair (PID: 110283)Project Mapping_110283
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to repair a retaining wall at the US 24 bridges over a CSX RR and Baltimore St in Defiance County that was damaged from a truck accident (see attached mapping). To access the wall some work may occur on CSX RR property.

While temporary lane closures may take place, traffic detours are not anticipated during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019.
Date of Publication: 5/2/2019
Project Mapping_94231.pdfDefiance County - US 24 - Resurfacing (PID: 94231)Project Mapping_94231
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface US 24 from just east of the Baltimore Street interchange on the west side of the City of Defiance to the Henry County Line in Defiance County. See attached mapping. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

While lane closures will occur during construction, traffic detours are not anticipated. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.
Date of Publication: 4/9/2019
Work Locations_103426.pdfDistrict 1 - All Routes - Herbicidal Spraying (PID: 103426)Work Locations_103426
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to begin various herbicidal spraying approaches on all 2 and 4 lane sections in District 1 (see attached: "Work Locations_103426" that describes spraying approaches). All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during spraying. Spraying is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
Date of Publication: 6/12/2019
 

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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 104145).pdfDefiance County-County Route 424_PID 104145Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 104145)
This project, sponsored by the Defiance County Engineer, is proposing to widen the shoulders along both sides of County Route 424 from just east of Clinton Street (State route 15) to the entrance of Independence Dam State Park in Defiance County. Widened shoulders will accommodate bikes and pedestrians. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of-way. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer of 2018.
Date of Publication: 1/9/2018
Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 103412).pdfAllen County-Delphos 1st 3rd 7th St Bridges_PID 103412Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 103412)
The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to replace three deficient bridges in Allen County in the City of Delphos at 1st, 3rd, and 7th Streets over Flat Fork Creek with new concrete box culverts, provide new approach pavement for a short distance, and other miscellaneous improvements. Construction is scheduled to occur in the spring of 2019.
Date of Publication: 10/18/2017
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 96616).pdfDistrict 1 - Bridge Maintenance_PID 96616Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 96616)
The Ohio Department of Transportation proposes routine maintenance activities on bridges and culverts in Allen, Hancock, and Van Wert counties. Construction is scheduled to occur in spring of 2018.
Date of Publication: 9/8/2017
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
Statement of Floodplain Findings_PID 95500.pdfVan Wert County-State Route 81-Mile Marker 13.65 (PID: 95500)  Statement of Floodplain Findings_PID 95500
This project proposes drainage improvements along State Route (SR) 81 in Van Wert County near mile marker 13.65. A man-made ditch along the north side of SR 81 will be widened and re-graded to increase the efficiency of drainage. A strip take of right-of-way along the north side of SR 81 is anticipated to accommodate the wider ditch. Deteriorating twin culverts carrying water under SR 81 will be replaced. Drainage tile and/or an open-cut ditch will be installed along the south side of SR 81 to help drain water towards the aforementioned twin culverts. A strip take of right-of-way along the south side of SR 81 is anticipated to accommodate the drainage tile and/or open-cut ditch. Culverts carrying water under Brown Road will be upgraded to accommodate the drainage improvements. In addition, a new culvert is proposed near a residence in the center of the project study area in order to facilitate drainage under SR 81.

Construction is expected to occur in the summer of 2018.
Date of Publication: 8/14/2017
 

 NEPA

 
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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