ODOT seeks comments on State Route 212 bridge project in Tuscarawas County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, October 26, 2010) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing a bridge project on State Route 212 just northwest of New Cumberland near County Road 85 (Johnstown Road) in Tuscarawas County.
The proposed project will rehabilitate an existing steel beam bridge built in 1964 over a branch of Conotton Creek by replacing the current bridge deck and approach slabs and repairing the existing substructure. The existing piers will be encased in concrete. Rock channel protection will also be placed around the piers to prevent future erosion.
Traffic on SR 212 will be maintained during construction by using part-width construction techniques. No new right of way will be required to complete the project. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of next year.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental and economic impacts of the proposed project. Environmental impacts include impacts associated with 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 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 26, 2010.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.