Comment Period Open For Upcoming Adams County Projects
Adams County – ADA-41-0.96 (PID: 87206) – The proposed project is the replacement of a culvert that carries the unnamed tributary of Big Three Mile Creek along state Route 41 in Sprigg Township. The existing culvert is an 11-foot wide corrugated metal pipe and is located at the 0.96-mile marker, just north of Manchester. The existing culvert will be lined with a concrete linear pipe. The project will require approximately 0.025 acres of permanent right of way; however, no homes or businesses will be removed.
Adams County – ADA-125-19.68 (PID: 84432) – The proposed project is to replace the deck on the bridge over Middle Branch of Mill Creek in Brush Creek Township. The existing bridge is a three-span steel beam with reinforced concrete deck on reinforced concrete substructure. No new right-of-way will be needed for the project, and no homes or businesses will be removed by the project. Some small trees and bushes will be removed as part of the project around each of the bridge structures; however, none of the trees have the habitat for the federally endangered Indiana Bat.
Adams County – Highway Maintenance Facility (PID: 94281) – It is proposed to buy approximately 15.033 acres to construct a new maintenance facility in Adams County. Located just north of the current ODOT garage in West Union, the land is owned by Adams County Community Improvement Corporation and is being developed by the Adams County Economic and Community Development. The new right of way is located in a pasture field. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project; however, some small trees and bushes will be removed. None of the trees have the habitat for the federally endangered Indiana Bat, and no streams, rivers or watercourses will be affected.
Additional information regarding these projects, including a complete project 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 November 12, 2012, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to:
Greg Manson, Environmental Supervisor
ODOT District 9
P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue
Chillicothe, Ohio 456701
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free and in Ohio