ODOT seeks comments on U.S. Route 30 improvements west of Lisbon
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, May 30, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed landslide repair project along U.S. Route 30 just west of Lisbon in Columbiana County.
The project will repair an embankment failure and associated culvert damage to maintain a safe and efficient highway facility. It will reconstruct the failed side slopes and replace and extend an existing culvert to accommodate the reconstructed roadway embankment.
The existing 10’ X 5.5’ X 48’ concrete arch culvert will be replaced with a 96” diameter, 114’ long pipe culvert. The existing culvert carries an unnamed tributary to the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek under U.S. 30. Approximately 29 linear feet of rock channel protection will be placed at the discharge end of the culvert. Minimal approach roadway work will be completed.
Construction is anticipated to begin this winter. Traffic will be maintained, using part width construction techniques. The project will utilize state and federal funds. New permanent right of way will be required to complete the proposed work; however, no residential or business relocations will be required.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts 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 30, 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