ODOT seeks comments on proposed Morristown Interchange improvements
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, December 11, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a safety improvement project (PID 99042) at the State Route 149 and the Interstate 70 westbound off-ramp in Belmont County.
The proposed project will replace stop signs at the westbound I-70 exit ramp and SR 149 with a traffic signal and also widen the westbound exit ramp to two lanes.
No new right of way will be required to complete the work. Construction is anticipated to begin next summer, and traffic will be maintained using the part width construction technique.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of these proposed projects. Environmental impacts include those associated with historical archeological or architectural resources, ecological resources, hazardous materials, and/or any general concerns regarding the projects.
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 January 12, 2015.
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