ODOT seeks comments on Carroll County culvert replacement project

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, February 03, 2014)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking comments on a State Route 542 culvert replacement project (PID 88919) in Rose Township, Carroll County.
The proposed project includes the replacement of an existing twin corrugated metal arch culvert with a four-sided concrete box culvert approximately 200 feet north of Hartwood Road (TR 166).
Minor approach work on SR 542 will also be performed, including:  new roadway surface, embankment grading, and guardrail installation. In addition, a ditch along SR 542 will be realigned in the project area, and rock channel protection will be placed at the outlet end of the new culvert to minimize erosion and scour.
Acquisition of some new right of way along SR 542 will be required to complete the project.  
Traffic will be maintained on SR 542 during construction using the existing two-lane traffic pattern, except for a short term closure during the replacement of the structure. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2016. 
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Potential environmental impacts being evaluated include those involving cultural resources, ecological resources, potential 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