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ODOT seeking public comment on projects

LIMA, Ohio (July 1, 2019) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:

DISTRICT WIDE

Various routes, pavement repair (PID: 98554) – ODOT is proposing to repair pavement along a portion of U.S. 30 in Wyandot County from U.S. 23 near the city of Upper Sandusky to the Crawford County line. Temporary lane closures may be required to complete this work. Detours will not be necessary. In addition, pavement repairs will occur at three interchanges along Interstate 75 in Hancock County:

Some of the pavement repair work at and near these intersections may require temporary closure of these ramps. Vehicular traffic will be detoured if temporary closure is necessary. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.

ALLEN COUNTY

State Route 65 culvert replacement (PID: 107728) – ODOT is proposing to replace a culvert carrying an unnamed tributary to the Auglaize River under state Route 65 in Allen County.  The culvert is located approximately one quarter mile south of the Amherst Road intersection in the southwestern corner of Allen County. Construction activities on the culvert will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.

DEFIANCE COUNTY

State Route 2 bridge replacement (PID: 101385) – ODOT is proposing to replace the bridge carrying state Route 2 over Lost Creek, approximately five miles northeast of the village of Hicksville. The bridge is located on state Route 2 between Ensign Road and Blosser Road.

Construction activities on the bridge will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular traffic will be detoured. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.

Work at this structure will occur in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels. A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website.

HANCOCK COUNTY

County Route 236 resurfacing, widening, multi-use path (PID: 100184) – The city of Findlay, in partnership with ODOT, is proposing to resurface county Route 236 from state Route 568 to U.S. 224 on the southeast side of the city of Findlay. Work will also include minor widening of the roadway to install a center turn lane, drainage improvements, and the addition of a multi-use path on the east side of the roadway.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020 and may result in temporary traffic disruptions. Access to all properties in this area will be maintained throughout construction.

A portion of this project will be constructed in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels. A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website.

Greenway Trail extension along East Main Cross Street (PID: 106715) – The city of Findlay, in partnership with ODOT, is proposing to extend the Greenway Trail multi-use path that currently ends behind the Hancock Veteran Services office off East Main Cross Street near the southeast side of Findlay.  The path extension will travel along East Main Cross Street to connect the existing path to Eastpoint Park near the Bright Road bridge over the Blanchard River.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020 and may result in temporary traffic disruptions. Access to all properties in this area will be maintained throughout construction.

Most of the path extension will occur in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels. A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website.

PAULDING COUNTY

Safe Routes to School in the village of Payne (PID: 108946) – The village of Payne, in partnership with ODOT, is proposing a Safe Routes to School project that will include installation of new sidewalks, repair of existing sidewalks, and installation of crosswalks and signage to help provide a safer travel route for pedestrians in the community. Most improvements will occur along West Townline Street, West Oak Street and West Merrin Street.

A minor amount of work will occur in School Park directly across the street from Wayne Trace Payne Elementary School.  The work will include installation of a crosswalk across West Townline Street and will result in a minor loss of parking spaces in the gravel parking lot.  School Park is a designated public recreational property that is owned and maintained by the Payne Village School District. As a designated public recreational property, it is afforded protection under federal law. The use of federal funds requires measures be developed to minimize harm, and advance public notice be given of impacts to this recreational property.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.

WYANDOT COUNTY

Safe Routes to School in the village of Carey (PID: 106346) – The village of Carey, in partnership with ODOT, is proposing a Safe Routes to School project that will include installation of new sidewalks, repair of existing sidewalks, and installation of crosswalks, signage, and lighting upgrades to help provide a safer travel route for pedestrians in the community. These improvements are planned along several roadways in the village, including Crabapple Drive, Memorial Park Boulevard and Glenn Street, in addition to several intersections.

During intersection improvements, curb work and striping, roadways may require temporary closures; however, access to all properties will be maintained through construction.

This project will also include the construction of a multi-use path through Memorial Park, extending from Patterson Street to Carey High School.  This construction will result in temporary closures to existing pathways within the park, as well as temporary closures of the youth soccer field. Memorial Park is a designated public recreational property that is owned and maintained by the village of Carey.  As a designated public recreational property, it is afforded protection under federal law. The use of federal funds requires measures be developed to minimize harm, and advance public notice be given of impacts to this recreational property.

A portion of this project will be constructed in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels. A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.


More information on ODOT projects can be found here.

Written comments regarding these projects may be sent to: Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, Attn: Nate Tessler, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; or to nate.tessler@dot.ohio.gov

Please provide comments within 15 days from the day this was published. To help expedite a response, please provide the project name and PID number provided above as well as contact information. Comments without contact information cannot be responded to.

Project-related issues the public may wish to comment on include but are not limited to historic or cultural resources, ecological resources and environmental justice issues.

Media inquiries, please contact: ODOT District 1’s public information office at
D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov; 419.999.6803