ODOT Seeks Public Comment for the Proposed Repair Project on the State Route 295 Bridge Over the Maumee River
BOWLING GREEN (Wednesday, November 23, 2016) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing a project to replace the driving surface and deck of the bridge that carries State Route 295 over the Maumee River in Lucas and Wood Counties (PID 96225). Other work includes the replacement of the pavement leading up to the bridge, walls on the outside of the bridge, and sidewalks. The bridge will be closed for a total of approximately 60 days starting around June 2017 for the necessary work.
This closure will take place while schools are on summer break and will not take place during the Grand Rapids Apple Butter Festival. During the closure a detour route for State Route 295 will be posted. All work is weather dependent.
As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), ODOT is seeking public comment on this project. Comments are being sought on the social, environmental and economic impacts of the propose project. Environmental impacts include those associated with historic, archaeological, ecological resources, hazardous materials, and general concerns with the project.
Written comments concerning the project may be submitted to Stacy Schimmoeller, District 2 District Environmental Coordinator, at 317 E. Poe Rd Bowling Green OH 43402, 419-373-4219, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be received until December 23, 2016.
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.