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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.


 Projects Open for Public Comment

VAN-US30-15.99.pdfTopographic MapVAN-US30-15.99
In the summer of 2018, ODOT will repair the existing US30 four lane highway in Van Wert County Ohio. Minor rehabilitation is scheduled to occur including grinding, paving, joint repair, and the installation of underdrains in both directions. The work will take place from 0.16 miles east of TR 127 to 0.11 miles east of CR 185.
Date of Publication: 8/4/2016
WYA-SR53-6.20 (PID 100745).pdfTopographic MapWYA-SR53-6.20 (PID 100745)
In the Summer of 2018, ODOT has proposed a project to replace a bridge deck on SR 53 in Wyandot County over Oak Run. The project will consist of removing the existing box beam bridge deck and replace with new box beams. Approach slabs and guardrail will also be replaced. The abutments will be converted to semi-integral abutments.
Date of Publication: 8/9/2016

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 Floodplain Notice-Statement of Findings

VAN_81_13.65 (PID 95500).pdfSummary of Floodplain ImpactsVAN_81_13.65 (PID 95500)
Replace existing twin 36'' corrugated metal culverts with a new 48'' culvert and achieve clear zone grading. Replace the existing storm sewer pipe running parallel to the culvert and tie into existing drainage. Grade a new ditch on the south side of SR 81 from the culvert inlet to 1300' east of TR 109 (Brown Rd.). A new 42'' culvert will be placed under Brown Rd.
Date of Publication: 8/23/2016


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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