ODOT seeks comments on second U.S. Route 250 retaining wall installation in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, November 29, 2010) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing the installation of a second soldier pile and lagging retaining wall to replace the existing wall that has failed to retain the roadway slope near Sunset Heights in Pease Township, Belmont County.
Additionally, the roadway will be resurfaced in the immediate vicinity of the project, and new guardrail and a new drainage structure replacing the existing collapsed culvert will also be installed.
Traffic will be maintained for the majority of construction; however, a detour of short duration may be required. Construction is anticipated to begin next summer.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the proposed project. Environmental impacts include impacts associated with 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 29, 2010.
For more information contact:
Becky (McCarty) Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.