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ODOT begins construction of new facilities
Ground breaking events to be held in Paulding, Hicksville
LIMA (Monday, April 11, 2016) The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 will hold two separate ground breaking ceremonies to officially begin construction of new facilities in Paulding and Defiance counties.
A new ODOT Paulding County garage will be built at 833 Wayne Street in Paulding, the same location as the former garage. A new outpost in Hicksville will also be constructed and will be located next to the Hicksville High School on Ohio 2/49. It will replace the current facility located on Ohio 18 on Hicksville’s east side.
A ceremony at the site in Paulding County will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18. Then at 11 a.m. the same day, a ceremony will occur at the Hicksville location. The public is invited to attend.
Estimated cost of construction is $10 million for both facilities. Construction on both facilities will begin this month and be completed late in the year.
“We invite the public to attend these events to help us officially begin construction of two facilities which will help us better serve Paulding and Defiance counties. These modern facilities will provide the space and technology needed to both store and maintain the modern ODOT equipment fleet,” said Kirk Slusher, ODOT District 1 deputy director.
The Paulding garage will be a full-service facility which will provide more truck storage, an upgraded above-ground fuel system as well as a decanting station which will be installed to meet Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for disposal of catch basin waste.
Within the plans is also an expanded mechanic’s area that will allow the mechanics the space needed to work on large equipment. A new two-truck wash bay will also be added. A salt dome, pole barn and equipment storage building will also be constructed.
The new outpost in Hicksville will feature five truck bays, a 2,000-ton salt storage facility, a truck wash bay and a decanting station. The facility will primarily serve the winter operations for both the ODOT Defiance and Paulding County maintenance crews.
 
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 this project 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.
 
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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