ODOT seeks comments on proposed U.S. Route 62 bridge replacement south of Millersburg
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 22, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed project (PID 81700) to replace the U.S. Route 62 bridge over a tributary to Killbuck Creek located just south of Millersburg in Holmes County.
The existing bridge was constructed in 1920 and rehabilitated in 1949. It is considered structurally deficient, particularly the bridge deck and superstructure. The bridge will be replaced with a pre-cast, four-sided concrete box culvert and include repaving the roadway to create two, 12-foot wide travel lanes.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015. Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction, utilizing part-width construction techniques. 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 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 22, 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