Ohio Department of Transportation    News Release
District 9  Vaughn Wilson, P.E., Deputy Director
650 Eastern Avenue • Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Comment Period Available For Brown County Bridge Projects
Chillicothe (Monday, January 13, 2014) As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed projects in Brown County.
Brown County – BRO-505-7.25 (PID: 86580) The proposed project is the replacement of the existing structure at the 7.25-mile marker on state Route 505, between S.R. 756 and County Road 84 (Feesburg-Poetown Road) in Lewis Township. Three (3) trees that have suitable habitat for the federally endangered Indiana Bat will be removed as part of the project, and approximately 0.229 acres of permanent right of way will be required; however, no homes or businesses will be removed by the project.
Brown County – BRO-41-0.89 (PID: 86586) – The proposed project is a bridge rehabilitation on S.R. 41 at the 0.89-mile marker, between Township Road 60 (Fishing Gut Road) and S.R. 763, just north of Aberdeen in Huntington Township. Some small trees and bushes will be removed as part of the project; however, none of the trees have habitat for Indiana Bat. No new right of way will be required for the project, and no homes or businesses will be removed as a result of the project.
Additional information regarding this project, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Public-Involvement-Process.aspx. Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. 

Written comments should be
submitted by January 27, 2014 or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to:

Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor
P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free and in Ohio