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419-999-6803

ODOT seeking public comment on projects

LIMA (August 4, 2017)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:
Allen County
Delphos-1st/3rd/7th Street Bridges (PID: 103412) – This project proposes to replace the 1st/3rd/7th street bridges over Flat Fork Creek in the city of Delphos. Traffic on 1st/3rd/7th streets will be detoured during construction; however, access to properties within the construction limits will be maintained. 
Work on all three structures will occur in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels. A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website:
Construction for this project is scheduled to occur in the summer and fall of 2019.
Hancock County
U.S. Route 68-5.01 Arlington (PID: 103972) – The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the village of Arlington, has proposed a project to reconstruct Main Street (U.S. Route 68) in the village of Arlington. Reconstruction will include new pavement, curb, gutter, drainage and storm sewer improvements and will occur in three phases. 
Phase one of the project will occur from the Liberty Street intersection northward to the bridge over Buck Run. Phase two of the project will occur from the Liberty Street intersection southward to the southern limits of the village of Arlington. Phase three of the project will occur from the bridge over Buck Run northward to Wardwell Street near the northern limits of the village of Arlington.
Work on this route will occur in the regulated floodplain of Buck Run and a small tributary stream of Buck Run. Impacts to these floodplains are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels. A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website:
Construction for phase one is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2018. The construction schedule for phase two and three of the project is currently being developed.
During construction through traffic will be detoured; however, access to all properties for local traffic within the construction limits will be maintained.
Wyandot County
State Route 67-26.80 (PID: 102664) – This project proposes to replace the bridge deck and perform repair on the state Route 67 bridge over Sycamore Creek in the village of Sycamore (mile marker 26.80). During construction through traffic will be detoured; however, access to properties for local traffic within the construction limits will be maintained. 
Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2019.
More information on ODOT projects can be found here: www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects
Written comments regarding these projects may be sent to: Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, Attn: Nate Tessler, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; or to nate.tessler@dot.ohio.gov
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.
Media inquiries please contact: ODOT District 1 public information office, 419-999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov
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 December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.