For informational/historical purposes only.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 1998
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

ODOT OFFICE OF PERMITS MOVING TO NEW LOCATION

(COLUMBUS)—Between June 18 and 21, the Ohio Department of Transportation will relocate its Special Hauling Permits Section, temporarily suspending service to its customers.

The Special Hauling Permits Section issues permits for vehicles that exceed legal dimensions and weight. They serve more than 500 motor carriers each year.

They will move their operations over a four-day period from their current location at 1809 O’Brien Road to 1610 W. Broad Street in west Columbus. The move will take place primarily over the weekend, minimizing the inconvenience to customers.

The Permits’ section will also temporarily shut-down access to the Ohio Route Builder Permits system at 4 p.m. on June 18. This system is an automated support system that accepts permit requests via computer and helps track them. Any permit requests entered into the system by 4 p.m will be processed prior to the move. The Ohio Route Builder Permits system will start taking permit requests at the new facility beginning at 7 a.m. on June 22.

With the recent consolidation of ODOT’s Central Office into the new Hilltop facility on the west side, office space became available at the ODOT West Broad Street Complex for the Permits Section. This move will save ODOT approximately $130,000 per year in rent and utilities at the current facility. The move allows the Office of Permits to be located closer to its support services.

The new facility at 1610 West Broad Street will provide better access for customers. Parking will be available for a least two semi-tractor trailers and 20 visitors. The Broad Street interchange with Interstate 70 provides easy on and off highway access.