It is proposed to improve an 0.93-mile section of Tolle Road in Highland County by widening the existing pavement and correct substandard land and shoulder widths. The project area is situated between U.S. Route 50 and SR 138 in Liberty Township, and work includes 1,100 feet of full-depth pavement replacement, drainage and site distance improvements.
The project will require approximately 3.36 acres of permanent right of way and 0.36 acres of temporary right of way; however, no homes or businesses will be removed as a result. A contract is anticipated to be awarded in the summer of 2018, and closure of the roadway may be necessary to complete all or portions of the project.
Additional information, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Public-Involvement-Process.aspx. Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by Feb. 17, 2017, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor, P.O. Box 467, 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601; or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, ODOT public information officer.