ODOT seeks comments on culvert replacement project in Belmont, Columbiana and Holmes Counties
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, August 14, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing a project to replace multiple culverts in Belmont, Columbiana and Holmes counties.
The project will replace existing culverts located on State Route 60, State Route 83 and U.S. Route 62 in Holmes County, State Route 26 in Belmont County, and State Route 154 in Columbiana County.
State Route 26 in Belmont County will be closed during this work, but traffic will be maintained during construction at the remaining culverts. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2014. New right of way will be required to complete the project.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental and economic impacts of the proposed project. Environmental impacts include impacts associated with 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 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 September 14, 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