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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.

The City of Wapakoneta proposes to construct sidewalks along Carnation Drive, from Stoneybrook Road to Laurel Drive.  The project is necessary to improve pedestrian access for walking students.
ODOT proposes to undertake bridge maintenance activities on 13 bridges in Clark, Miami and Shelby Counties.  The project is necessary to maintain the bridges.
Bethel Local Schools proposes to install left and right turn lanes on State Route 201 at the school campus.  The project is intended to remove turning movement vehicles from the through travel lanes for improved safety and reduced congestion.
To satisfy requirements of the Land & Water Conservation Act, ODOT will acquire 926 Old Orchard, demolish the building, and transfer the land to Dayton for incorporation into Five Oaks Park. 
The City of Dayton intends to improve bicycle access along Valley Street, Rita Street and Stanley Avenue in the Old North Dayton neighborhood.
ODOT will line two culverts in Auglaize County.  The work is necessary to maintain these culverts.
ODOT proposes to undertake maintenance activities on eight culverts throughout the District.  The project is necessary to maintain the culverts at a general appraisal rating of 5 or better.
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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