Comment Period Open For Ross-159 Intersection Improvement
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) – As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input for an intersection improvement project in Ross County.
ROS-159-5.06 (PID: 12007) – It is proposed to improve the intersection of state Route 159 and Township Road 236 (Delano Road) in Green Township. The project includes rehabilitating the traffic signal, installing turn lanes and extending the existing concrete box culvert. The culvert extension is required to accommodate the addition of turn lanes.
The project will require approximately 0.721 acres of permanent and 0.143 acres of temporary right of way; however, no homes or businesses will be removed as a result. Currently, a full closure of the route should not be required, but short-term, intermittent periods of closure may be necessary to complete all or portions of the project.
Additional information, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at 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 May 9, 2017, 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
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 December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834 toll free and in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio