Ohio Department of Transportation and
the village of Barnesville Seek Comments on Intersection Project in Belmont
New Philadelphia – The Ohio Department
of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 and the village of Barnesville are
currently preparing plans to reconstruct the intersection of SR147 (West Pike
Street) and SR800 (South Chestnut Street) within the village of Barnesville.
The project will improve the southbound
SR 800 to westbound SR 147 traffic movement by increasing the turning radii of
the intersection. As the intersection presently exists, large commercial trucks
cannot complete this turning movement without leaving their lane. This results
in trucks swerving left of center or encroaching onto the adjacent sidewalk and
curb to complete the turn. Traffic becomes gridlocked when low semi-truck
trailers get stuck on the sidewalk and curb or when opposing traffic must clear
the intersection to allow trucks to travel left of center. Upon completion of
the project, tractor trailer semi-trucks will be able to complete the
southbound SR 800 to westbound SR 147 turn without leaving their lane.
ODOT will need to acquire additional
right-of-way to facilitate construction. The project is not expected to impact
any cultural (historic) resources, waters of the US, or suitable wooded bat
habitat. No work is required within a designated FEMA Special Flood Hazard
Area. Traffic will be maintained during construction which is planned for
spring of 2021.
ODOT and the Village are seeking
comments from the public about any potential social, environmental, or economic
impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts include those
associated with historic archeological or architectural resources, ecological
resources, hazardous materials, and/or the general location of the
Written comments may be submitted to:
Attn: Thomas Stratton, ODOT District 11, 2201 Reiser Ave. SE, New Philadelphia,
Ohio 44663 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All comments must be submitted by June 13, 2019.