ODOT seeks comments on U.S. Route 250 bridge replacement project at New Philadelphia Interchange
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, October 21, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a U.S. Route 250 bridge replacement project (PID 88945) at the Interstate 77/New Philadelphia Interchange in Tuscarawas County.
The project will replace the existing, deteriorated three span steel beam bridge on the U.S. 250 westbound off-ramp over Stone Creek at the I-77 Interchange with a new single span structure. The existing bridge was constructed in 1964 and has an overall length of 111 feet.
No new right of way will be required. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring of 2015. Traffic will be maintained, using part-width 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 ODOT District 11, 2201 Reiser Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, 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 21, 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