Holmes County Amish Committee donates money for road repairs
Work to take place next week on State Route 557 at Charm
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, May 28, 2015) – The Holmes County Amish Steering Committee, a subgroup of the Amish Safety Committee, donated $124,000 to a Road Maintenance Fund that will pay for resurfacing work next week on State Route 557 through Charm.
In accordance with Section 5501.33(A) of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), any organization, individual or group of individuals may give money to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to pay expenses the state incurs in maintaining, repairing or reconstructing state highways and roads upon which animal-drawn vehicles travel.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “We are thrilled with this partnership and very appreciative of the Amish community’s generosity to assist us with roadway maintenance and repairs. It helps us stretch our dollars to do more work.”
Melway Paving Co. Inc., from Holmesville, Ohio, will perform this work, starting Monday, June 1st. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT is contributing $7,275 toward this project, totaling $131,275.
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 Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov