ODOT seeks comments on Jefferson County culvert replacement project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, December 17, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is seeking comments on a State Route 213 culvert replacement project (PID 88920) in Island Creek Township, Jefferson County.
The project, located at the County Road 56 (Costonia-Mount Tabor Road) intersection, approximately three miles southwest of Toronto, includes the replacement of an existing concrete box culvert with a new single-span, precast concrete arch culvert at Island Creek. Minor approach work on SR 213 and CR 56 will also be performed, including: new roadway surface, embankment grading, guardrail replacement, and waterline relocation. In addition, a ditch along SR 213 will be realigned.
Acquisition of temporary right of way easements along SR 213 will be required to complete the project.
Traffic will be maintained on SR 213 and CR 56 during construction using the existing two-lane traffic pattern, except for a short-term closure of SR 213 during the replacement of the culvert. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2016.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public regarding the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Potential environmental impacts being evaluated include cultural resources, ecological resources, potential 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 January 16, 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