Ohio Department of Transportation  •  Press Release
District 10  •  T. Steve Williams, P.E., District Deputy Director
338 Muskingum Drive • Marietta, Ohio 45750
www.transportation.ohio.gov/dist10
ODOT District 10 and Morgan County Engineer Propose Replacement of the Rosseau Bridge in Union Township, Morgan County, Ohio
MARIETTA, OHIO (September 10, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 10 and the Morgan County Engineer are proposing the replacement of the Rosseau Bridge on Township Road 106 in Union Township, Morgan County, Ohio.
The existing, single-lane bridge carries Township Road 106 over an unnamed tributary to the West Branch of Wolf Creek. Over the past year, ODOT District 10 and the Morgan County Engineer has developed a plan to replace the bridge with a new two-lane structure and approach roadway sufficient to meet current design standards.  While the proposal requires additional right of way along Township Road 106 to accommodate the widened roadway, the design features minimize the impact to adjacent properties.
To facilitate the construction of the bridge and approach roadway, minor impacts to the Wolf Creek Wildlife Area will occur.  These impacts include the clearing and grading of the area adjacent to the southwest corner of the bridge to accommodate the new abutment and drainage ditch.  That work will require the right-of way acquisition of 0.031 acre (1350 square feet) from the corner of the property bounded by Township Road 106 and the unnamed tributary.  The operation of the Wolf Creek Wildlife Area and activities within the 3,911 acre facility will be maintained at all times during the duration of construction activities.
Please submit any questions and/or comments regarding this project or the proposed impacts to the Wolf Creek Wildlife Area to:  ODOT District 10, ATTN:  Anthony T. Durm, P.E., 338 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, Ohio 45750.  In order to proceed with the project in a timely manner, all comments/questions must be submitted by September 27, 2012.
 
“Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.”
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For more information contact:
Brenna K.  Slavens, District 10 Office of Communications, at (740) 568-3904
or email
D10.PIO@dot.state.oh.us