ODOT seeks comments on SR 800 embankment repair project

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed slope repair project (PID 91573) along the west side of State Route 800 about one mile north of State Route 416 in Tuscarawas County.
The project will include excavation of failing soils and reconstructing the slope with benches for stabilization. The existing roadside drainage ditch will also be regraded, and three catch basins and culverts replaced under the road. The roadway alignment will not be changed; however, the project will require minimal right of way from adjacent lands but will not require any relocations or removal of existing buildings.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2015. Traffic will be maintained during the majority of construction, utilizing part-width construction techniques.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts could include those involving archaeological 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 15, 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