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ODOT Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Projects     
LIMA (Monday, February 10, 2014) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:
 
District Wide

Bridge Maintenance (PID: 87854) - The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing minor bridge maintenance activities on various structures throughout District 1 as shown in the table below: 
County-Route-Mile
Recommended Work
Bridge Over
HANCOCK-Ohio 235-3.36
Patch and seal edge of the deck and bridge concrete. Encase the piles in concrete.
Riley Creek
HARDIN-Ohio 81-9.55
Repair the bottom of the existing culvert.
Intermittent Waterway
HARDIN-Ohio 81-18.21
Pave the bottom of the existing culvert.
Intermittent Waterway
PAULDING-Ohio 613-17.16
Pave the bottom of the existing culvert.
Schaller Ditch
VAN WERT-U.S. 30-5.40
Pave the bottom of the existing culvert.
Upper Prairie Creek
VAN WERT-Ohio 49-1.80
Pave the bottom of the existing culvert.
Unnamed Tributary to St. Mary’s River
WYANDOT-Ohio 294-1.19
Seal deck surface, patch concrete, seal deck edges and abutments. Add rock channel protection on the stream banks along the east side of the structure.
Unnamed Tributary to Tymochtee
WYANDOT-Ohio 294-1.70
Seal deck surface, patch concrete on deck edge, and seal deck edges and abutments.  Add rock channel protection on the stream banks.
Tymochtee Creek
Two-way traffic during construction will be maintained when possible, but detours may be needed for short periods of time.  This project is currently scheduled for construction in the summer of 2015.
 
Allen County
SR 117/501-10.76/4.34 (PID: 84063) – The proposed project is located on Ohio 117 and includes the intersection of Ohio 117 and Ohio 501 (Wapakoneta Rd.). The project proposes the corrective reconstruction of this intersection and also the widening of Ohio 117 for the installation of left turn lanes at the intersection. This project will involve the replacement of a culvert along Wapakoneta Road just north of the intersection. Traffic during construction of this project will be maintained with at least one lane in each direction. The construction of this project is scheduled to begin in early summer of 2016.
 
Kibby Street (PID: 90217) – The proposed project is located in Lima, Ohio, on Kibby Street between South Pine Street and Bellefontaine Avenue. The project is proposed to reconstruct the roadway and also replace curb and gutter, sidewalks, and improve drainage throughout the project area. Also, signage, pavement markings, roadway lighting, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk ramps are to be upgraded or installed as a result of this project. Traffic during construction of this project is to be maintained at all times. The construction for this project is scheduled for summer of 2015.
 
Defiance County
SR 111 South Clinton Street (PID: 92830) – The proposed project is located on Ohio 111 (S. Clinton St.) from just south of Sunday Street to just south of Williams Street totaling approximately 0.35 miles.  The project proposes to reconstruct and widen Ohio 111 for a two-way left turn lane as well as curb, gutter, and storm sewer improvements. Some intersection geometry along the project area will be corrected and signals and signs will be upgraded. Also, American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks will be provided. Lane closures are expected during construction; however, a minimum of one-way traffic will be maintained at all times.  The construction for this project is currently scheduled for summer of 2015.
 
Paulding County
SR 637-8.63 (PID: 92450) – The proposed project is an earthen side slope repair project. This project is located on Ohio 637 approximately 1.6 miles north of the junction with Ohio 613. The project is proposed to excavate the ditch bank from existing edge of pavement to the ditch bottom and reconstruct the ditch bank with reinforced material. Vegetation will be reestablished and the edge of the pavement will be reconstructed. Traffic through construction of this project will be maintained at all times. The construction for this project is scheduled for early summer of 2015.
 
Van Wert County
US 224-11.64 (PID: 92451) – The proposed project is located on U.S. 224 approximately 0.2 miles south of the junction with U.S. 30. The proposed project is an earthen side slope repair which includes several activities. These activities include: remove existing guardrail, excavate slope/hill approximately five feet deep at edge of shoulder to remove eroded areas, regrade and revegetate existing slope/hill, add pipe drainage, widen paved shoulder, add curb for the entire length of guardrail, and add catch basins as necessary with outlets at the bottom of the slope/hill. Traffic during construction of this project will be maintained at all times. A detour may be necessary; in which case, local traffic will be maintained at all times. Construction of this proposed slide repair is scheduled for late summer of 2015.
 
Wyandot County
US 23/SR 15-22.82/2.64 (PID: 83672) – The proposed project is located where Ohio 15 and U.S. 23 intersect Ohio 103 just southwest of the Village of Carey. A 1.23 mile section of roadway is to undergo rehabilitation; starting approximately 0.35 miles south of the Ohio 103 interchange, and ending approximately 0.64 miles west of the Ohio 103 interchange. Two sets of twin bridges over abandoned railroads are to be removed and the opening underneath is to be filled so the road will not change. New four-lane pavement is to be placed on this newly filled area. Culvert rehabilitation involves the twin culverts at Spring Run near mile marker 2.69 on Ohio 15. The culvert joints will be repaired and then the whole culvert lined with concrete. Also, the existing pavement between the two bridges, including the ramps at the Ohio 103 interchange, is to be resurfaced. Additional work will include replacing and upgrading guardrail, traffic control, and drainage items along this project area. Lane closures are expected during construction; however, two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. This project is scheduled to begin construction in late summer of 2016.
 
More information on ODOT projects can be found here: www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects
Comments may be made by contacting the individual listed below. Please provide comments within 15 days from the day this was published. 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.
For further information contact:  Stacy Schimmoeller, ODOT District 1, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; Phone: 419-999-6854; or email stacy.schimmoeller@dot.state.oh.us