ODOT seeks comments on State Route 149 improvement project in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 07, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing improvements to State Route 149 near Stewartsville in Belmont County, Ohio.
The project (PID 92353) will alleviate an existing rockfall condition on SR 149 to maintain a safe and efficient highway facility. The proposed project will lay back the hillside adjacent to the roadway and construct a type D-50 barrier wall and catchment ditch to eliminate the hazard.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall 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 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 June 7, 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