ODOT seeks comments on State Route 212 roadway improvements near Zoarville
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, December 20, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 is proposing a landslide repair project (PID 87160) on State Route 212 to eliminate an existing hazard at Zoarville between SR 800 and Somerdale in Tuscarawas County.
The project will construct new and more gradual side-slopes to eliminate an existing landslide hazard along both sides of the roadway. It will also replace and extend an existing 24-inch x 92-feet corrugated plastic culvert under the roadway with a new 30-inch x 130-feet pipe with a half-height headwall.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015. Traffic will be maintained using part-width construction techniques. Minor new right of way will be required to complete the project. No residential or business relocations will be required.
ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, 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 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 21, 2013.
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