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Ohio Department of Transportation to dedicate new outpost
Public invited to see facility, equipment during open house
LIMA (Friday, November 15, 2013) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 will officially dedicate its newest highway maintenance facility at a public ceremony and open house next week.
The dedication of the newly-constructed ODOT outpost located at 0543 State Route 37, Forest, just north of the village, will take place on Friday, November 22. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with an open house immediately following. The ceremony will take place inside the building where restrooms are available.
The outpost houses seven trucks, provides storage for 2,000 tons of salt and 10,000 gallons of salt brine, and serves the three-county region of Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot counties. Its placement in the Forest area is ideal because it provides ODOT personnel with access to equipment and materials in the three counties and close access to U.S. 30.
“This is a facility we’ve planned for some time and we’re anxious to officially place it into service. We invite the public to see it and to learn how this facility will enhance our snow and ice control in the region,” said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director.
 
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