ODOT seeks comments on State Route 39 landslide repair project in Columbiana County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, November 5, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing slope improvements to State Route 39 just east of Salineville in Columbiana County.
The project will begin just east of Township Road 768 (Haiti Road) and extend approximately 800 feet eastward. The slope above the roadway will be excavated to create a series of benches to prevent rocks from falling onto the roadway.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of next year. Traffic will be maintained during construction, utilizing part-width construction techniques. The project will require minor new roadway right of way.
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