ODOT Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Safe Routes to School Project in Knox County
 
Jacksontown, Ohio (Monday, January 6, 2014)The Ohio Department of Transpiration (ODOT) is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed project in Knox County.
 
KNO-Fredericktown SRTS (PID 93580)- In cooperation with ODOT, the Village of Fredericktown is proposing a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project for Fredericktown Local School District.
This project consists of the reconstruction of existing sidewalks, the addition of new sidewalks and new crosswalks with ADA compliant curb ramps.  Pavement markings will be added to the pedestrian crossings and new flashing pedestrian beacons will be installed across Mt. Gilead Rd. at Taylor St.. Construction is anticipated to occur in 2016. (Specific locations for this project can be found on the map provided.)
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Ohio's Safe Routes to School Program is designed to assist communities in developing and implementing projects and programs that encourage and enable children in grades k-8, including those with disabilities, to walk or bike to school safely.
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 January 15, 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