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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.

Springfield proposes to rehabilitate the existing Bechtle Avenue Bridge over Snyder Park Rd.  The project will require minor temporary acquisition from Snyder Park.  The project is necessary to address the deteriorated condition of the bridge. 
The City of Dayton proposes to improve pedestrian facilities along Troy Street, from State Route 4 to Leo Street.  The project is necessary to improve pedestrian access within this area. 
Riverside proposes to improve Airway Rd, from the City’s corporate limits east of Smithville to Harshman/Woodman.  The project will address deteriorated pavement, drainage, and sidewalk facilities, as well as improve safety at intersections.
ODOT proposes to undertake maintenance activities on four bridges in Auglaize County, Mercer County, Shelby County and the City of Urbana.  The project is necessary to address deteriorated conditions at these bridges and delay replacement.
The City of Wapakoneta proposes improvements along the Auglaize River corridor, between Blackhoof and Harrison Streets.  The project is intended to enhance the river corridor, including Belcher and Heritage Parks, for all users. 
The City of Piqua has proposed a project to improve safety at the intersection of Looney and Garbry Roads.  Under the preferred alternative, the project will reconstruct the intersection to provide a single-lane roundabout.
Moraine proposes to widen Springboro Pike from 500 feet south of Cardington Road to the I-75 interchange.  The project will add turn lanes at Cardington Rd and Industrial Estates Dr.  The project is necessary to improve traffic flow.
The City of Riverside proposes to construct infill sidewalk on Valley Street, from west of Harshman Road to west of Mercury Drive.  The project will improve pedestrian access for walking students.
The City of Dayton proposes to improve pedestrian facilities along West Third Street, from Paul Laurence Dunbar Street to Orchard Avenue.  The project is necessary to improve pedestrian access within this area.
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

River Corridor Enhancements
Bridge Replacement over I-70
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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