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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
Brittany Bianco, District Environmental Specialist
or write:
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.


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 Floodplain Notice-Statement of Findings

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is improving the safety and mobility along the Interstate 75 (IR 75) by reconstructing and widening five miles of IR 75 from just south of the Ohio 15/U.S. Route 68 interchange with IR 75 to the County Road 99 interchange in Findlay.

The proposed project reconstructs IR 75 to current design standards and adds a travel lane in both directions of the interstate. As part of the proposed project, the Harrison Street overpass will be replaced. In addition, the Ohio 15/US 68 interchange at IR 75 was redesigned and will be reconstructed, as well as the interchange of Lima Avenue with Ohio15 and U.S. Route 68. The purpose of the project is to improve the underlying roadway, safety and efficiency of the corridor.
Replace the bridge at SLM 21.86 over Tymochtee Creek.
Replace the bridge at SLM 24.16 over Thorn Run.
DEF-CR 17-1.30
The DEF-CR17-1.30 project proposes to the replacement of the existing deficient truss bridge carrying Watson Road (CR-17) over Powell Creek and approximately 2,000-feet of minor
roadway reconstruction in Defiance County, Ohio.
ALL-Lima Railroad Grade Separation
The project proposes the separation of grades between Indiana and Ohio Railroad tracks and Elm Street in the City of Lima. The project also includes reconstructing the five-legged signalized intersection of Bellefontaine Avenue, Elm Street and Calumet Avenue as a roundabout. Calumet Avenue intersection will not connect to the proposed roundabout, but rather reconstructed as a right-in/right-out at Bellefontaine Avenue.
HAN-Findlay Main St. Cory St
The project plans improvements along Main Street to provide safer pedestrian movement through downtown via sidewalk bump-outs at the intersections, mid-block crossings, and median island refuges in the street. Minor drainage improvements are also planned. Improvements plans along Cory Street are intended to encourage bicycle use and include resurfacing and bicycle-specific pavement markings and signage. Curb ramps on both streets are also being replaced to meet ADA standards.
PUT-M6-5.75 PID 98795
County Bridge #M6-5.75 (SFN 6932509) over Riley Creek in Putnam County. The bridge is on Township Road (TR) M-6, east of TR 7-L in Riley Township. The project would include disassembly, cleaning, galvanizing, and reassembly of the 86-ft (26.2-m) span Steel Bowstring Truss Bridge. The project would also include refurbishing the abutments. The approaches to the bridge would be resurfaced.


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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