Holmes County Amish Committee donates money for road repairs
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, September 6, 2011) – The Holmes County Amish Steering Committee, a subgroup of the Amish Safety Committee, donated over $60,000 to a Road Maintenance Fund that will help pay for upcoming resurfacing work on sections of buggy lanes along State Route 39 between Berlin and Walnut Creek.
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.
“This is the fifth time we’ve been able to apply these monies to the roadway, since this section was established in the ORC during ODOT’s 2004-2005 Biennium Budget process,” said ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam. “We are thrilled with this partnership and very appreciative of the Amish community’s generosity to assist us with roadway maintenance and repairs. Especially during these challenging economic times, it really helps us stretch our dollars to do more work.”
Melway Paving Co. Inc., from Holmesville, Ohio, will make these repairs September 19th through 22nd, 2011. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT is contributing over $145,000 toward this project, totaling about $207,000.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us