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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
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.


 Projects Open for Public Comment

HAN Findlay Resurfacing (PID 100181).pdfTopo MapHAN Findlay Resurfacing (PID 100181)
The proposed project is a resurfacing project in partnership with the City of Findlay in Hancock County on multiple routes. The routes that will be resurfaced as part of the project will be Main St. from Trenton Ave. to Bigelow Ave. and on Trenton Ave. from Main St. to Blanchard Ave. ADA complaint curb ramp work will occur within the City of Findlay.
Date of Publication: 9/19/2016
VAN-US 30-4.04 (PID 25261).pdfAerial MapVAN-US 30-4.04 (PID 25261)
The proposed minor rehabilitation project is to occur in Van Wert County, Ohio along US route 30. From the 4.05 mile marker to 0.04 miles east of the US 224 junction will be repaved as will all of the ramps at the US 224 interchange will also be repaved. The ramps at the Van Wert US 30 Rest Area/Park will be repaved as will the ramps and parking lot at the Van Wert US 30 Weigh Station. All work will occur within the existing roadway right-of way and no impacts to cultural resources are anticipated as part of this project. Construction is scheduled to occur in Fall of 2017.
Date of Publication: 9/23/2016

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 Floodplain Notice-Statement of Findings

Summary of Floodplain Impacts.pdfDEF-15-14.77 (PID: 96605)Summary of Floodplain Impacts
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be replacing the existing DEF-15-14.77 (Clinton Street) bridge in the City of Defiance. This project is a complete replacement, including the existing piers. This project also includes work on the roadway as it approaches the bridge and on the intersections with River Drive and Fort Street. Construction is scheduled for Spring of 2019.
Date of Publication: 9/6/2016


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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