ODOT seeks comments on State Route 170 landslide repair project in East Palestine
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, March 13, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing a landslide repair project (PID 76009) along State Route 170 located south of East Palestine in Columbiana County.
The project will eliminate an existing rockfall hazard on the roadway’s eastern (uphill) slope and will conduct slope stabilization work on the western (downhill) slope. The project will also install a storm sewer system for roadway drainage. Two existing clay culverts will be replaced, and the new culverts will include rock channel protection at their outlet ends for erosion protection. The existing guardrail will be replaced along the roadway, and SR 170 pavement will be reconstructed on its existing alignment.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2014. Traffic will be detoured during construction. New temporary and permanent right of way will be required to complete the proposed work.
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 the 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 April 12, 2013.
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