ODOT seeks comments on proposed U.S. Route 36 bridge replacement project in Tuscarawas County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, September 08, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed project (PID 91517) to replace the existing National Register-eligible, steel truss bridge on U.S. Route 36 over the Tuscarawas River just east of State Route 416 in Clay Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
The existing four-span, 509 foot long, steel-truss bridge was built in 1949. It will be replaced with a five-span, continuous steel plate girder structure with a reinforced concrete deck. The existing piers and abutments will be removed and replaced. Rock channel protection will be placed at the toe of the new abutments to prevent erosion. The roadway will be widened to provide broader shoulders with sufficient walkway width for pedestrians crossing the bridge.
Traffic will be detoured during a portion of construction which is anticipated for the spring of 2016. No 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 those associated with historic, archeological, or architectural resources, ecological resources, hazardous materials, and/or any general concerns regarding 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 October 8, 2014.
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