ODOT Director to lead dedication of
new ODOT Paulding County garage, Hicksville outpost
Open house to be held June 27 from 3-7 p.m. at each facility
LIMA (Wednesday, June
21, 2017) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 will
dedicate and open to the public its new Paulding County maintenance garage
in the village of Paulding and its new outpost in Hicksville.
A dedication and open house will be held Tuesday, June 27 at
each location. ODOT Director Jerry Wray will lead the dedication at each
facility, first at the Paulding County garage at 10 a.m., then at the
Hicksville facility at 1 p.m.
An open house at each location will be held following the
ceremonies from 3-7 p.m.
The new Paulding County garage is located at the same location
as the former facility at 833 Wayne Street in Paulding. The Hicksville
outpost is located next to the Hicksville High School on state Route 2/49
and replaces the facility located on Ohio 18 on Hicksville’s east side.
The final cost of construction for the Paulding County
facility was $8.2 million. Final cost for the Hicksville facility was $3.1
million. Both were constructed under their original estimates of $8.5
million and $3.5 million, respectively.
“The need to replace our inadequate, aging facilities became
apparent each year as we continued to upgrade our equipment which is much
larger than what was used just a few years ago,” said Kirk Slusher, Ohio
Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director. “To have the
opportunity to celebrate on one day the opening of two, new modern ODOT
facilities within our region of the state is historic,” he said.
The former Paulding County facility was constructed in 1978
while some of the storage buildings were constructed in 1948 and 1966. The
former Hicksville outpost was constructed in 1949.
Features of the new Paulding garage include:
truck storage for the modern ODOT fleet
above-ground fuel system as well as a decanting station required by
the Environmental Protection Agency for dumping catch basin waste
mechanic’s area that provides the space needed to work on large
bay which can accommodate two trucks at once, eliminating the need to
wash trucks in the equipment storage area
dome, pole barn, equipment storage building and fuel island
Features of the new Hicksville outpost include:
salt storage facility
truck wash bay
serve as a regional salt supply location for both the ODOT Defiance
and Paulding County maintenance crews during winter operations.
Serving as the designer for both structures was Garmann Miller
of Minster. General contractor for both was Touchstone/Tuttle Construction,
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new
jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from
place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible
for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.
Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve
safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion
enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and
ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance
For more information contact: Rhonda Pees, Public Information
Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us