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Public Meeting Slated for Clinton Street Bridge Project
Meeting to be held at Defiance High School
LIMA (Thursday, May 7, 2015) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 will conduct a public meeting to discuss a future project which will replace the bridge carrying Ohio 15 (Clinton Street) over the Maumee River, Defiance.
The meeting will be held Thursday, May 14 in the Defiance High School cafeteria located at 1755 Palmer Drive, Defiance.
A presentation will begin at 6 p.m.
Officials with ODOT and its consultant, Burgess and Niple of Columbus, will present the recommended preferred alternative which will address the deteriorating condition of the existing bridge. The project is currently slated to begin construction in 2019.
“We’ve developed an alternative which we feel fully addresses the condition and shortcomings of the existing Clinton Street bridge. We are now looking to the public to provide comment regarding our proposal,” said Kirk Slusher, ODOT District 1 deputy director.
 
Questions regarding the project may be directed to Jennifer Gasser, ODOT District 1 project manager, at (419)999-6871; or Jeffrey Griffin, project manager, Burgess & Niple, at (614)459-2050.
 
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.
 
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For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us