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ODOT seeks input for bridge replacement: Project on Ellisonville-Smokey Row Road

CHILLICOTHE — As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input for a bridge replacement project on County Road 169 in Lawrence County.

The proposed project is to replace the existing single-span bridge on County Road 169 (Ellisonville-Smokey Row Road) at the 0.69-mile marker with a 20×5-foot precast concrete box culvert. The bridge is situated over Ellisonville Creek, immediately west of State Route 93 in Elizabeth Township.

The project will require approximately 0.24 acres of permanent right of way; however, no homes or business will be removed as a result of construction.

Currently, a contract is anticipated to be awarded in the summer of 2020 and a closure of the route during construction will be required.

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 May 14, 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 E-Mail: greg.manson@dot.state.oh.us.