ODOT Seeking Public Comments For Upcoming Projects
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 18, 2012) – As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed projects.
Brown County – BRO-221-6.50; PID: 84965 – An emergency slide repair project to correct landslide damage at the route’s 6.50 mile marker by relocating approximately 1,320 feet of the highway. The project will require 1.375 acres of permanent right of way, which is located in an agricultural field. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project, and no streams, rivers or watercourses will be affected.
Highland County – HIG-138-18.48; PID: 86715 – A bridge replacement project over Clear Creek on S.R. 138 in Liberty Township. The existing bridge is a three-span continuous steel beam with a concrete deck and will be replaced similarly on integral abutments. No new right of way will be required, and no homes or businesses will be removed by the project.
Jackson County – JAC-35-7.83; PID: 83653 – A slide repair project to stabilize an existing rock slope at the route’s 7.83 mile marker. The project will require approximately 4.68 acres of permanent right of way, which is located on steep, rocky slopes. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project, and no streams, rivers or watercourses will be affected.
Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect of these projects on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by February 1, 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
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio