ODOT seeks comments on U.S. 250 culvert replacement project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, September 12, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a culvert replacement project (PID 91617) southeast of Cadiz approximately three miles west of the State Route 519 intersection in Harrison County.
This project will replace the existing box culvert over an unnamed tributary to the South Fork of Short Creek with a pre-cast, four-sided concrete box culvert. In addition, minimal approach roadway work along U.S. 250 will be performed and rock channel protection will be placed at the outlet end of the new culvert to prevent erosion.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late summer of 2015. No new right of way will be required. Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction, utilizing part-width construction techniques.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts 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 October 12, 2013.
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