ODOT seeks comments on State Route 148 bridge project in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, October 26, 2010) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing a bridge project on State Route 148 approximately 3.5 miles west of Armstrongs Mills in Belmont County.
The project will rehabilitate two existing bridges built in 1968 and 1951 over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and Captina Creek.
The project proposes to widen and resurface the structure over the Norfolk Southern Railroad with a micro-silica overlay and replace the existing curbs, railings, and scuppers. Additionally, the project will replace the existing steel beams on the bridge over the Captina Creek as well as widen the deck, convert the abutments to semi-integral, install new railings, repair and seal the piers, and place rock channel slope protection under the bridge.
The proposed work will impact about 131 square feet of the Captina Creek with the placement of 16 cubic yards of rock channel protection below the ordinary high water mark of the creek.
Traffic on SR 148 will be maintained during construction using part-width construction techniques. No new right of way will be required to complete the project. Construction is anticipated to begin next summer.
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.