ODOT seeks comments on proposed U.S. Route 250 work south of Cadiz in Harrison County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, November 5, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing to reconstruct a section of U.S. Route 250 (Cadiz-Harrisville Road) approximately two miles south of Cadiz in Harrison County.
The project will realign about one-half mile of U.S. 250 beginning at Township Road 93 (Dickerson Church Road) and extending eastward. Portions of the roadway embankment in this area have repeatedly eroded due to heavy rains, causing sections of the pavement and guardrail to fail. The project will reconstruct the roadway on a new alignment to eliminate the eroded embankment and prevent rock slides. It will also remove a dangerous “S” curve and create a single gradual curve in its place. The project will require new right of way from adjacent landowners but will not require any relocations or the removal of existing buildings.
Construction is anticipated for the spring of 2014. Traffic will be maintained during construction by utilizing part-width construction techniques.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts could include those involving archaeological 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 II, Attention: Thomas E. Stratton, 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. ODOT District II 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