ODOT seeks comments on State Route 799 bridge replacement project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, May 18, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed project to replace two bridges on State Route 799 over Clendening Lake, approximately four miles east of State Route 800 in Harrison County.
The project will replace both existing three span concrete box beam bridges – one over the Brushy Fork Bay and the other over Huff Bay, which is part of the Bowerston section of the Buckeye Trail – with new single span concrete box beam bridges. Work will also include resurfacing and guardrail replacement.
No new right of way will be required to complete the project. Construction is anticipated to begin after Labor Day 2016. The bridges will be closed for 90 days during construction, detouring both vehicular and trail traffic. Additionally, Clendening Lake boat traffic will not be able to travel under the bridges while they are closed.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the proposed project. Environmental impacts include those associated with historical archeological or architectural resources, ecological resources, hazardous materials, and/or any general concerns regarding 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 18, 2015.
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