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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 bridge carrying SR 721 over Harris Crk in Adams Twp, Darke Co. and to replace the SR 722 bridge carrying SR 722 over Stephens Ditch in Butler Twp, Darke Co.  The work is necessary to address the deterioration of the bridges.  
ODOT proposes to undertake maintenance activities on two bridges on State Route 560.  One is over an unnamed tributary of Anderson Creek and the other is over Russell Creek.  The project is necessary to maintain the bridges.
In Bethel Twp, ODOT proposes to improve access management along SR 235, from Dalton to Hartley.  A multi-use trail & sidewalk will be provided from Dalton to Dille.  Dalton will be extended and a “backage road” will be constructed off Business Wy.
ODOT will undertake additional improvements to address congestion concerns at the intersection of SR 741 and Austin Boulevard. 
ODOT is considering acquisition of approximately 10 acres of land off SR 49, west of US 127, for construction of a new ODOT county garage.  A new facility is necessary to accommodate modern highway maintenance equipment.
The existing structure will be raised, to provide increased vertical clearance on I-75. Maintenance activities will be undertaken on the bridge. The interchange ramps to SR 29 will be widened to accommodate future safety improvements at the interchange.
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.
The Sidney Bike Trail, connecting Tawawa Park and Custenborder Field, will be detoured during the replacement of the SR 47 bridge over Tawawa Creek.

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