ODOT seeks comments on Interstate 77 project planned in Tuscarawas County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, June 28, 2012) –The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing improvements to Interstate 77 about one mile north of the County Road 80 Exit in Dover Township, Tuscarawas County.
The proposed project will remove the existing bridges located over an abandoned railroad and fill in the area with embankment. The project will require minor right of way acquisitions.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2014. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-77 in both directions during construction.
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 27, 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