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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

Project Locations_PID 94368.pdfDistrict-wide Pavement Markings Project-Fiscal Year 17 (PID: 94368)Project Locations_PID 94368
ODOT is proposing a project to upgrade existing painted pavement markings on various State and U.S. Routes in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot Counties.  The attached "Project Locations_PID 94368.pdf" provides a description of the work locations.

Traffic detours will not be necessary during construction.  Construction is scheduled to occur in 2017.
Date of Publication: 11/22/2016
Project Mapping_PID 97436.pdfVan Wert County-County Road 434-0.00 (PID: 97436)Project Mapping_PID 97436
ODOT is proposing, in partnership with the Van Wert County Engineer, to mill two inches, perform pavement repairs, and resurface with three inches of asphalt concrete on County Road 434 (Van Wert-Decatur Rd.) from U.S. Route 224 to State Route 118 near the southwestern limits of the City of Van Wert in Van Wert County (see attached mapping for location details).  This project will also include striping, berm, raised pavement markers, and rumble strips on the roadway shoulders.

Traffic detours are not anticipated during construction.  Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2017.
Date of Publication: 11/28/2016

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 Floodplain Notice-Statement of Findings

Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 93756).pdfAllen County-State Route 103-1.52Statement of Floodplain Findings (PID 93756)
This project proposes to replace the bridge carrying State Route 103 (Jefferson Street) over Riley Creek in the Village of Bluffton in Allen County.  The replacement structure will be similar in type and on similar alignment to the existing bridge.  The project includes the addition of a sidewalk on the north side of the bridge.  Traffic will be detoured during construction.  Construction is currently scheduled to occur in the spring and summer of 2019.
Date of Publication: 11/28/2016
Statement of Floodplain Findings 94351.pdfDistrict Wide Bridge Maintenance - Fiscal Year 2017Statement of Floodplain Findings 94351
This project proposes routine maintenance activities of bridges and culverts in Allen, Paulding, Putnam, and Van Wert Counties.  Four of the structures are located in regulated floodplains.  Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2017.
Date of Publication: 11/9/2016


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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