ODOT Seeking Public Comments For Upcoming Project
Chillicothe (Friday, December 2, 2011) – 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 project.
Brown County – Grant Home Streetscape; PID: 85155 – The proposed project will replace the existing concrete sidewalks along Water Street and Grant Avenue in Georgetown with brick sidewalks on concrete base. The project also involves regarding the walk along Water Street for ADA access, the addition of stone curbing along East Grant Avenue and Water Street, the addition of conduit for underground cables, electric and telephone services, and subgrade drainage improvements along Water Street.
The boyhood home of Ulysses S. Grant is located at 219 East Grant Avenue in Georgetown. The home was built by Grant’s father, Jesse Grant, in 1823, and additions to the home were made in 1825 and 1828. The National Register property was restored by Mr. and Mrs. John Ruthven in 1982. At that time, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. It is now the property of the state of Ohio and is maintained by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association.
Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect of this project on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by December 16, 2011, 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