ODOT seeks comments on State Route 520 bridge replacement project in Holmes County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, June 6, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing a bridge replacement on State Route 520 east of Glenmont in Richland Township, Holmes County.
The proposed project will replace an existing 65-foot long, 36-foot wide concrete slab bridge over an unnamed tributary with a new 75-foot long, 36-foot wide, three span concrete slab bridge. It will also include minor roadway improvements and approach work along SR 520 to facilitate the proposed structure replacement.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2013. SR 520 may be temporarily detoured during a portion of the construction period.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public 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 July 6, 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