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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.state.oh.us

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.

ODOT will rehabilitate the existing culvert carrying the Miami & Erie Canal under US33.  The project will require the detour of the Towpath Trail at US33 onto an existing alternative trail route.
ODOT proposes to improve the turn radii of three intersections on SR 364 in Jackson and German Townships.
ODOT will rehabilitate the existing bridge on State Route 4 over the East Fork of Buck Creek in Union Township, Champaign County.  The project is necessary to address deterioration of the bridge.
ODOT will undertake maintenance activities and multi-modal improvements on the US 36 (East Ash Street) bridge over the Great Miami River.  The project is necessary to maintain the bridge and improve pedestrian/bicycle access in the area.
ODOT proposes to rehabilitate the Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River in Dayton.  The project is necessary to address the deterioration of the bridge.
ODOT will replace the bridge carrying the EB US 35 ramp to SB I-75 and rehabilitate thebridge carrying WB US 35 ramp to SB I-75.  The project is necessary to address the deterioration of the bridges & reduce future maintenance costs.
ODOT proposes to undertake maintenance activities on the culvert system carrying a tributary of Black Hoof Creek under US 33 in Union & Clay Townships, Auglaize County. 
The City of Greenville proposes to undertake pedestrian and related improvements on North Broadway Street, from the traffic circle to Magnolia Drive.
Darke County Parks has requested a limited access permit to construct a segment of multi-use trail under US 127 at Bridge Creek, within limited access right-of-way.  The permit is necessary to construct a planned extension of the Tecumseh Trail.
The Mercer Co Engineer proposes to improve Philothea Rd in Butler & Granville Twps.  The project will include minor widening from SR118 to Carthagena Rd and is being undertaken to address substandard lane & shoulder widths, clear zones, and turn radii.
The City of Dayton proposes to undertake multi-modal improvements on Wayne Avenue from East Fourth to East Fifth and on East Fourth from St. Clair to Wayne Avenue.  This will include restriping of the roadway to provide bike lanes.
Please send comments to the contact listed above.




 The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 - NEPA - is the federal environmental legislation that drives OES activities. 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.

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