ODOT seeking public comment on projects
LIMA, Ohio (Sept. 4, 2018) – 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:
and Pine streets bridge repair (PID: 88306) – The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the city
of Lima, is proposing to repair the bridges over the Ottawa River at the
intersection of state Route 65 (Elm Street) and county Route 509 (Pine
Street) in the city of Lima in Allen County.
Construction activities on the bridges will
result in temporary roadway closures; vehicular and pedestrian traffic
will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout
A small portion of the Rotary Riverwalk /
Ottawa River Corridor multi-use path, which travels along the Ottawa
River and under the Elm and Pine Streets intersection, will be closed for
the duration of construction, which is expected to last approximately
three months. A readily accessible detour will be available to users of
the multi-use path immediately adjacent to the bridges. Signage will be
utilized to notify path users of the closures. The Rotary Riverwalk /
Ottawa River Corridor multi-use path is a designated public recreational
property that is owned and maintained by the city of Lima. As a
designated public recreational property, it is afforded protection under
federal law. The use of federal funds requires measures be developed to
minimize harm, and advance public notice be given of impacts to this
Work at these 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 spring of 2020.
Route 115 and Lincoln Highway intersection improvements (PID: 106968) – The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to purchase
right-of-way at the state Route 115 and Lincoln Highway intersection,
just north of U.S. 30. This right-of-way will be used to improve sight
distance issues at the intersection for safety purposes and for future
maintenance activities along the roadway and roadside.
Intersection improvements are scheduled to
occur in the summer of 2019.
Routes 65 and 309 resurfacing and state Route 117 drainage improvements
and resurfacing (PID: 105524) – The
Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface portions of
state Route 65 and state Route 309. Work on state Route 65 will occur
from Fourth Street to Elm Street in the city of Lima, while work on state
Route 309 will occur from Devonshire Drive on the east side of Lima to
the Hardin County line. Additionally, drainage work will occur on state
Route 117 from Greely Chapel Road to Bowman Road, in front of the
fairgrounds; once drainage work is completed, the route will be
Construction is anticipated to begin in the
spring of 2019.
More information on ODOT projects can be found here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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's public
information office at D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov;
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's
largest man-made asset -the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to
provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to
place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of
its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction
and snow and ice operations.
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