ODOT seeks comments on State Route 524 roadway improvements in Jefferson County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 23, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments from the public about proposed improvements to State Route 524 just north of Bergholz in Springfield Township, Jefferson County.
The proposed project will to relocate SR 524 to the northeast and stabilize both the uphill and downhill slopes.
Construction is anticipated for 2014. SR 524 will be detoured during construction, and minor new right of way will be required to complete the project.
The public is invited to comment about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts could 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 June 22, 2012.
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