ODOT seeks comments on Interstate 70 bridge project in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, November 5, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing improvements to Interstate 70 by rehabilitating the east and westbound bridges over Spencer Creek east of Hendrysburg. In addition, the east and westbound bridges over an abandoned railroad bed just east of Exit 202 will be removed.
The bridges set to be rehabbed will receive new steel beams, new concrete decks, concrete bridge railings, and other miscellaneous repairs and approach work. The other bridges that are no longer warranted will be removed due to their condition and replaced with earthen fill.
Two lanes of traffic on I-70 will be maintained in both directions throughout construction. Construction is estimated to begin in spring of 2014. Right of way will not be required to complete the project.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the 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 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 December 5, 2012.
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