ODOT Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Projects
Muskingum County
 
Jacksontown, Ohio (Thursday, February 20, 2014)The Ohio Department of Transpiration (ODOT) is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects in Muskingum County.
 
MUS-SR 666-0.00 (PID 89247) – ODOT is planning to replace a deficient culvert on State Route (SR) 666 in conjunction with a resurfacing project that will resurface a portion of SR 666 from SR 60  in Zanesville to SR 208 in Dresden. The culvert replacement project is located approximately 0.16 miles south the SR666/Copeland Woods Rd. intersection.  A roadway closure of approximately 2 weeks will be required to complete the culvert replacement.  The project is currently scheduled for construction in the summer of 2016.
 
MUS-US 40-9.40 (PID 93135) – ODOT is planning to rehabilitate the Interstate Route (IR) 70 eastbound off ramp bridge over Timber Run. The bridge is located on the eastbound IR70 off ramp at the US Route 40 intersection just west of Zanesville.  Traffic will be maintained during construction by utilizing part-width construction.  The project is currently scheduled for construction in the summer of 2016.  
 
MUS-SR 555-4.93 (PID 93149) – ODOT is planning to rehabilitate the State Route (SR) 555 bridge over Turkey Run.  The bridge is located approximately 0.5 mi. south of Virginia Ridge Rd. (County Road 66).  Traffic will be maintained during construction by utilizing part-width construction.  The project is currently scheduled for construction in the summer of 2016.  
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project.  Environmental impacts could include those involving archeological, architectural and ecological resources, hazardous materials and the general location of the project.
 
Written comments concerning the project may be mailed to the Ohio Department of Transportation District 5, Attention: Amy Toohey, PO Box 306, Jacksontown, Ohio 43030, or by e-mail Amy.Toohey@dot.state.oh.us. ODOT District 5 can also be contacted by telephone at 740-323-5191. All comments must be submitted by March 7, 2014.
 
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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.
 
For additional information, please contact:
Lauren Holdsworth, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us