ODOT seeks comments on proposed improvements along State Route 60 south of Killbuck
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 08, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing improvements to State Route 60 (PID 92120) by stabilizing an existing embankment failure south of Killbuck in Holmes County.
The proposed project will stabilize an existing slope failure along the western side of the highway by excavating, benching, and re-grading approximately 400-feet of the embankment to stabilize the roadway. It will also include resurfacing and new guardrail.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2014. Traffic will be detoured during construction, and minor new right of way will be required to complete the project.
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 May 8, 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