ODOT seeks comments on Leetonia bridge project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, October 09, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed bridge replacement project (PID 91619) in the village of Leetonia, Columbiana County Ohio.
The project will replace a bridge on SR 344 spanning Cherry Valley Run. The existing structure is a 32-foot single span reinforced concrete slab on stone gravity abutments. The new structure will be a 34-foot single span concrete slab on concrete pile abutments. The project will also require minimal approach work.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2016, and traffic will be detoured during construction. Minor new right of way will be required to complete the project; however, no residential or business relocations will be required.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of these proposed projects. Environmental impacts include those associated with historical archeological or architectural resources, ecological resources, hazardous materials, and/or any general concerns regarding the projects.
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 10, 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