ODOT Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Projects in
Jacksontown, Ohio (December 30, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transpiration (ODOT) is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed project in Knox County.
Downtown Connector Trail (PID 92412) – In cooperation with ODOT, the City of Mount Vernon
is proposing to extend the trail at Memorial Park to SR 13 in the city of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
The project will result in the rehabilitation of the existing railroad bridges over the Kokosing River as well as Dry Run in order to serve as pedestrian/bike bridges. The trail that will be constructed with this project will cross both of these structures. The project is scheduled to begin construction in 2015.
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 13, 2014.
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 at (740) 323-5204
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us