ODOT Seeking Public to Comment for Construction Work on South Bass Island

ODOT to Repave State Route 357 and Install Handicap Ramps Adjacent to De Rivera Park

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, December 02, 2010)The Ohio Department of Transportation, (ODOT) proposes to resurface the entire length of State Route 357 on South Bass Island and to upgrade sidewalk handicap ramps along State Route 357 at Catawba Avenue and Hartford Avenue to insure compliance with  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011 and be completed by fall, possibly suspending any major work during the highlight of the 2011 summer tourist season.

ADA ramp construction will involve working on Trustee and Village of Put-in-Bay owned, De Rivera Park  and U.S. Government owned Perry’s National Monument property. Associated project work will repair and resurface Ohio Department of Natural Resources facilities at South Bass Island State Park, Oak Point State Park and the Sandusky Bay Fishing Access area near the City of Port Clinton.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Due to the area needed to acquire a small amount of permanent highway easements for construction activity for the ADA handicap ramps and sidewalk sections at De Rivera Park, and that De Rivera Park has unrestricted public recreational access, ODOT is required give the opportunity for public comment in order to proceed forward with roadway improvements.

Additional information is available at:


Comments may be sent by Wednesday, December 15, 2010 to the following contact:

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 Office

Attention: Rick Perse

317 E. Poe Road,  Bowling Green, OH 43402

Telephone Number: 419-373-4433           

Email: richard.perse@dot.state.oh.us