Public Comments Sought for Proposed ODOT Project in Carey

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.

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.