ODOT seeks comments on State Route 150 bridge replacement project west of Rayland
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, November 26, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a proposed State Route 150 bridge replacement project (PID 88944) located approximately 1 ½ miles west of the village of Rayland in Jefferson County.
The project will replace an existing four span, concrete box beam bridge over Short Creek with a new structure. The current deteriorated 234-foot long bridge was constructed in 1930 and was last rehabbed in 1983. Approximately 0.50 acres of new permanent right of way will be required to complete the proposed work.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015. Traffic will be maintained using part-width construction techniques. Access to Buckeye Local High School and the school’s ball fields will be maintained throughout construction.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this 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 E. 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 26, 2013.
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