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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 proposes to undertake maintenance activities on the US 36 culvert carrying Treacle Creek and the SR 55 culvert carrying Bull Branch in Champaign County.  The project is necessary to maintain these culverts.
Clark Co. proposes to undertake improvements on Derr Rd, from Villa Rd to Moorefield Rd.  The project will include shoulder widening, profile adjustments, a traffic signal at Montego Dr, and installation of a right-turn lane at Kingsgate Dr.
ODOT proposes to undertake maintenance activities on 12 bridge systems in Auglaize, Darke, Logan and Mercer Counties.  The project is necessary to maintain these bridges.
ODOT will replace 4 bridges: Moorefield over Buck Ck, Clayton; Casstown-Sidney over Gustin Dt, Miami Co; Old Mill over Pigeye Ck, Mont Co; & Gebhart Church over Sycamore Ck (Miamisburg). The project will address the deteriorated conditions of the bridges.
ODOT proposes to replace the bridge carrying State Route 741 over Owl Creek in Miami Township, Montgomery County.  The project is necessary to address the deteriorated condition of this bridge.
The City of Dayton proposes improve Jefferson Street (Buckeye Street to Sixth Street) and Patterson Blvd. (Jefferson Street to Fifth Street) in the City of Dayton, to make these corridors more amenable to bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
The City of Dayton proposes to extend the north side Mad River Recreational Trail from its existing east terminus to connect with Valley Street.  The project is necessary to improve trail connectivity for trail users. 
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 Miami & Erie Canal Towpath will be detoured during its reconstruction by the Village of New Bremen.
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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