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ODOT seeking public comment on proposed projects

LIMA, Ohio—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 project:


State Route 81 bridge replacement (PID: 105086) – ODOT is proposing to replace the bridge that carries State Route 81 over Hog Creek approximately three miles east of the village of Ada. The bridge is situated between County Road 75 and Township Road 85.

Construction activities will result in temporary roadway closures. Vehicular through traffic will be detoured temporarily. Access for local traffic to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.

Construction is anticipated to occur in the spring and summer of 2025. Additional information about the project can be found on the project website:


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 [email protected]

Please provide comments by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. 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.