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Public comment sought for SR 725 project


 GREENE COUNTY (Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014) -- The Ohio Department of Transportation (District 8) is seeking public comment on a proposed project to widen State Route 725 along Sackett-Wright Park.

The proposed project will widen the west side of SR 725 along the Sackett-Wright Park property from the entrance to the park to 600 feet south.  Also, approximately 75 feet of the roadway embankment along Sugar Creek will be stabilized with rock channel protection, as will 75 feet of the upstream bank. These improvements will provide compliant shoulder and lane widths and ditch configuration, and prevent Sugar Creek from undercutting the road. The proposed improvements require acquisition of 0.54 acres of permanent right-of-way and 0.13 acres of temporary right-of-way from Sackett-Wright Park.  ​ 

Construction is scheduled to begin May 1, 2016 and end Aug. 1, 2016. The construction date for the improvements will be coordinated with the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District to minimize disruption to Sackett-Wright Park facilities.  Access to the park will be maintained at all times during construction activities, therefore,  the proposed project will not interfere with or permanently impair the protected recreational activities, features or attributes of Sackett-Wright Park.   


Due to impacts upon Sackett-Wright Park, the proposed project is subject to a public notice and comment period in accordance with 23 CFR 774.5(b)(2). Therefore, ODOT District 8 is providing the public an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the proposed work and associated impacts upon the park property. Comments may be sent by Oct. 24, 2014, to the following contact: 

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 

Attention:  Julie Grunwald, P.E., Project Manager

505 South State Route 741

Lebanon, Ohio  45036-9518

Telephone Number:  (513) 933-6602 or 1-800-831-2142

E-mail:   julie.grunwald@dot.state.oh.us

Website: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D08/Pages/PublicInvolvementMeetingSchedule.aspx​