ODOT seeks comments on U.S. Route 36 culvert replacement project in Tuscarawas County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, October 4, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing improvements to U.S. Route 36 about 1.25 miles northeast of Port Washington in Tuscarawas County.
The project will include the replacement of two existing twin, corrugated metal pipe culverts along U.S. 36 with precast concrete box culverts.
Construction is anticipated for next spring. Through traffic will be maintained using part-width construction. No new right of way will be required to complete this project.
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 November 5, 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