Comment Period Opened For Adams, Highland Projects
Chillicothe (Wednesday, June 06, 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.
Adams County – ADA-73-6.45 (PID: 87230) – The proposed bridge replacement project is on state Route 73 and over Crooked Creek in Bratton Township of Adams County. The existing bridge is a continuous steel beam structure with concrete deck and concrete substructure. It will be replaced with a two-span, prestressed concrete spread box beam on semi-integral abutments and cap and column pier. The project will need approximately 0.25 acres of temporary right of way. The new right of way is located along a stream channel. 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.
Highland County – HIG-CR11-16.78/17.43 (PID: 83933) – The project is a dual bridge replacement project and over Hardin and Bull creeks in Fairfield Township of Highland County. The project also includes approach work on C.R. 11 and the relocation of the route’s intersection with C.R. 48. The project will require approximately 6.079 acres of permanent right of way. The permanent right of way is located in pasture fields, cultivated fields, residential lawns and wooded areas. The project will need approximately 0.36 acres of temporary right of way. The temporary right of way is located in residential lawns. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project.
Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect of the respective project on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by June 20, 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