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The District Seven Environmental Office is a sub-section of the Planning and Engineering Department. This office is responsible for ensuring that federally-funded transportation projects undertaken within District 7 comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws.

Tricia Bishop, District 7 Environmental Coordinator, Tricia.Bishop@dot.ohio.gov

phone: (937) 497-6721

or write:

The Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services
1001 Saint Mary's Ave
Sidney, Ohio, 45365


The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking public comments regarding the following projects. Click on a project name to access additional information about that project.

The City of Springfield proposes maintenance activities on segments of the Buck Creek Scenic Trail, Little Miami Trail, and Simon Kenton Trail.  Work will include pavement repair and pavement markings.  The project is necessary to maintain the trails.
ODOT proposes to rebuild the existing traffic signal with mast-arm supports and backplates, as well as advanced radar detection.  The project will improve the visibility of the traffic signals and vehicle detection, for improved safety.
ODOT proposes to undertake maintenance activities on eight bridges throughout District 7. 
ODOT proposes to undertake necessary maintenance activities at the State Route 47 bridge over Mill Creek in Bokes Creek Township (Logan County) and the State Route 66 bridge over Loramie Creek in Cynthian Township (Shelby County).
ODOT proposes to realign the intersection Arcanum-Bears Mill Road at its intersection with State Route 571 in Van Buren Township, Darke County, for improved safety. 
Piqua proposes to extend the multi-use trail that will be constructed under MIA-36-11.34 project from Scott Drive to Looney Road.  The project will also include crossing improvements at Scott Driver/Center Court, the I-75 ramps, and Looney Road.
The Ohio Department of Transportation proposes to provide traffic signals and dedicated right-turn lanes at the Interstate 75 exit ramps to State Route 29, northwest of Sidney.  The project is intended to reduce congestion and improved safety.
Please send comments to the contact listed above.




 The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 - NEPA - is the federal environmental legislation that drives OES act​ivities. Although there is state legislation, other federal legislation, federal and state guidance,​ policies and procedures that we adhere to. NEPA is the legislation all other legislation follows.

 Bike Trail Detours

The Great Miami River Recreation Trail through downtown Dayton will be detoured for up to three years, beginning in late 2012.  The detour is necessary to allow for the I-75 Modernization Project.

 Floodplain Notice - Statements of Findings

Maintenance of Multi-Use Trails in Springfield
Extension of Great Miami River Recreation Trail in Dayton
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated 12/11/2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

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