ODOT seeks comments on Strasburg interchange improvement project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, February 03, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on an interchange improvement project (PID 97097) at Strasburg in Tuscarawas County.
Proposed improvements to U.S. Route 250 and its interchanges with Interstate 77 include: the installation of new traffic signals, upgrading pavement markings and signage, installing new curb at U.S. 250 and Fort Laurens Road, and extending and constructing turn lanes at multiple U.S. 250 intersections to provide adequate vehicle storage.
Two-way traffic will be maintained on U.S. 250 during construction, using part-width techniques. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015. No new right of way will be required to complete the project, and no residential or business relocations will be needed.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural and ecological resources, hazardous materials, and the general location of the project.
Written comments concerning the project may be mailed to Ohio Department of Transportation, District 11, Attention: Thomas E. Stratton, 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. ODOT District 11 can also be contacted by telephone at 330-339-6633. All comments must be submitted by March 3, 2014.
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.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us