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ODOT Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Projects
LIMA (Friday, November 09, 2012)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT),
in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:
Bridge Maintenance (PID: 83765) - The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing miscellaneous bridge maintenance activities on various structures throughout ODOT District 1 as shown in the table below. District 1encompasses the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot: 
Recommended Work
Bridge Over
east & west bound
Patch deck wearing surface, replace approach slabs and expansion joints, replace backwalls, patch & seal concrete surfaces.
Pike Run
Pave bottom of existing culvert.
Cranberry Creek
Patch & seal concrete surfaces.
Auglaize River
Patch & seal concrete surfaces.
Unnamed Waterway
Encase steel H-piles in concrete, seal concrete surfaces.
Six Mile Creek
Pave bottom of existing culvert.
Unnamed Waterway
Pave bottom of existing culvert.
Bernard Weis Ditch
Patch & seal concrete surfaces
Sugar Run
Patch & seal concrete surfaces.
Tymochtee Creek
Patch & seal concrete surfaces
Carter Ditch
Replace approach slabs, patch & seal concrete surfaces.
Sandusky River
Pave bottom of existing culvert.
Greasy Run

Two-way traffic during construction will be maintained when possible, but detours may be needed for short periods of time.
 Work on these structures is currently scheduled for the summer of 2013.
Hancock County

Findlay Street Improvements (PID: 93050) - The City of Findlay is proposing to remove the top of the existing pavement and re-pave various roadways in the City of Findlay.  On Western Avenue between Lima Avenue and Lima Street, the existing curb, gutter, and sidewalks will be replaced as needed and driveway approaches will be repaired.  Repairs on East Main Cross Street from Main Street through the East Street intersection include as needed replacement of the existing curb, gutter, and sidewalks, repair of driveway approaches, and updates to the curb ramps for accessibility.  West Sandusky Street will be repaved between Emma Street and Glessner Avenue, and Bigelow Avenue from Crystal Avenue to Bright Road. A minimum of one lane of traffic will be detoured; however, access to homes and businesses will be maintained during construction of this project.  The project is currently scheduled for construction in the spring/summer of 2013. 
Fostoria/Plaza Signal (PID: 93061) - The City of Findlay is proposing to replace and reconstruct the traffic signals at the intersection of Fostoria Avenue (SR 12) and Plaza Street including installing new mast arms and making any necessary accessibility improvements.  Traffic will be maintained at all times during this project.  Construction is currently scheduled to begin spring of 2013.   
Hardin County

Ada-Lima Avenue Phase III (PID: 91899) - The Village of Ada is proposing a project on East Lima Avenue from Main Street to the corporation limit.  The proposed project, inside the Village of Ada, will include reconstructing and widening Lima Avenue with the addition of sidewalks.  The project proposes to construct a new storm sewer, curb and gutter and catch basins to alleviate drainage issues.  The project extends diagonally through Liberty Park in order to install an outlet to Grass Run Creek.  Traffic during construction of this project will be maintained at one lane.  Construction is currently scheduled to begin in spring and last through the fall of 2014.
For more information on ODOT projects visit:
Comments regarding any of these project may be made to Stacy Schimmoeller, ODOT District 1, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; Phone: 419-999-6854; email

Please provide comments within 15 days from publication. To help expedite a response please provide the project name and PID number provided above as well as contact information. Comments without contact information cannot be responded to. Project related issues the public may wish to comment on include, but are not limited to, historic or cultural resources, ecological resources, and environmental justice issues.
 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 operations.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email