ODOT seeks comments on State Route 7 slope repair project in Jefferson County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, October 17, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on another slope repair project (PID 94058) along State Route 7 south of Brilliant in Jefferson County.
The proposed project approximately ½ mile in length includes excavation and benching the failed rock face and wooded slopes above SR 7, pavement rehabilitation, and construction of a permanent rock catchment area. Acquisition of new right of way will be required to complete the project.
Two-way traffic will continue to be maintained in the northbound lanes of SR 7 during construction. The southbound lanes will remain closed temporarily. Additionally, short term closures will be required during blasting operations. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015.
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 ODOT District 11, 2201 Reiser Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, Attention: Tom Stratton (330-308-3992). All comments must be submitted by November 17, 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
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us