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ODOT seeking public comment on projects
 
LIMA, Ohio (Dec. 12, 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:
 
ALLEN COUNTY
 
State Route 81 bridge deck replacement (PID: 101189) – ODOT is proposing to replace the bridge deck on the state Route 81 bridge over the Ottawa River approximately 2.5 miles east of the city of Lima (mile marker 21.51). Construction activities on the bridge will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
 
Work at this structure 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: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Pages/environmental.aspx
 
PAULDING COUNTY
     
State Route 114 culvert replacement and bridge repair (PID: 106401) – ODOT is proposing to replace a culvert carrying B.C. Foster Ditch under state Route 114 near the western end of the village and Roselms (mile marker 19.88). This project will also provide repairs to a bridge over the Little Auglaize River on state Route 114 approximately 0.75 miles west of the village of Mandale (mile marker 22.50). Construction activities will result in temporary roadway closure. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2019.
 
Work at these locations will occur in regulated floodplains. 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: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Pages/environmental.aspx
 
State Route 114 culvert replacements and repair (PID: 105580) – ODOT is proposing to repair or replace four culverts carrying small waterways under state Route 114 at the following locations:
·        1.50 mile marker – at the county Road 17 intersection, approximately 6.5 miles southwest of the village of Payne
·        3.00 mile marker – at the county Road 33 intersection, approximately 5 miles southwest of the Village of Payne
·        5.01 mile marker – at the township Road 49 intersection, approximately 5 miles southeast of the Village of Payne
·        9.02 mile marker – at the county Road 87 intersection, approximately 2.5 miles west of the Village of Haviland.
 
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
 
U.S. Route 24 slope repair (PID: 107124) – ODOT is proposing to repair the slope embankment at two locations along U.S. Route 24:
·        County Road 176 bridge over U.S. Route 24, approximately 1.5 miles east of the village of Antwerp
·        U.S. Route 24 bridge over county Road 105/Main Street, approximately 0.5 miles south of the village of Cecil.
The county Road 176 bridge over U.S. Route 24 will be closed during construction; therefore, vehicular traffic using county Road 176 will be detoured.

Temporary lane closures will be implemented at the U.S. Route 24 bridge over county Road 105/Main Street; no detours are anticipated at this site. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2020.
 
PUTNAM COUNTY

U.S. Route 30 storm sewer repair (PID: 105161) - ODOT is proposing to replace several drainage pipes under U.S. Route 30 approximately 0.5 miles north of the city of Delphos (starting at mile marker 0.21). These pipes will be installed either in the median or under the pavement and run down the outside of the slopes. These construction activities on U.S. 30 will result in temporary lane closure. No detours are anticipated.
 
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
 
Work at some of these locations 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: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Pages/environmental.aspx
 
State Route 108 bridge repair (PID: 98516) - ODOT is proposing to repair the bridge carrying state Route 108 over Miller City cutoff approximately 1.0 mile south of the village of Miller City (mile marker 1.68). Additionally, the guardrail will be replaced and the slopes will be repaired to avoid future slope failure along the ditch line. Construction activities on the bridge will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
 
State Route 109 culvert replacement (PID: 98520) - ODOT is proposing to replace the culvert carrying Pike Run under State Route 109 approximately 3.25 miles north of the village of Ottawa (mile marker 4.53). Construction activities will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
 
WYANDOT COUNTY

O
gg Street bridge replacement (PID: 106290) – ODOT, in partnership with the village of Carey, is proposing to replace the Ogg Street bridge over Spring Run in the village of Carey. Construction activities on the bridge will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
 
Work at this structure 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: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Pages/environmental.aspx
 
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 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's public information office at D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov; 419.999.6803
 
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.