ODOT seeks comments on proposed intersection improvement project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, December 11, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments about a proposed safety improvement project at the intersection of State Routes 164 and 558 in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County.
The proposed project will improve sight distance and roadway design by reconstructing over 900 feet of SR 164 and over 400 feet of SR 558.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2016, and traffic will be detoured. Minor new right of way will be needed to complete the project; however, no residential or business relocations will be required.
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