ODOT to hold public meeting on proposed U.S. Route 62 widening project through Berlin
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, November 27, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 will host a public meeting early next month to discuss the proposed widening of U.S. Route 62 (Main Street) from just east the State Route 39 intersection to Somerset Drive (TR359) in Berlin, Ohio, to provide a center two-way, left-turn lane.
Work will include dedicated left-turn lanes at the U.S. 62/SR 39 and U.S. 62/Market Street intersections, new curb and gutters, curb ramps, sidewalks, traffic signal replacements, and storm drainage.
The meeting will be conducted in an open house format; therefore, no formal presentation will be made. The public is invited to view exhibits, discuss the project with representatives from ODOT, and provide feedback on the proposed improvements.
Anyone interested in this project is encouraged to attend. ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, historic architectural and ecological resources, hazardous materials, and the general location of the project.
Comment forms will be available to complete at the meeting, or they can be mailed at a later time to Adrienne Slanina, P.E., ODOT District 11, 2201 Reiser Ave SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Comments must be submitted by January 11, 2013.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
The meeting will be open house format, so the public may visit at any time during these hours to review the exhibits and ask questions.
WHERE: Berlin Elementary School Gymnasium
4978 West Main Street, Berlin, Ohio 44610
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