Public comment opens for Ella Street Bridge project

The City of Tiffin, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is currently proposing to replace the Ella Street Bridge over the Sandusky River.

As a result of this project, beginning in the fall of 2022, Ella Street will be closed to thru vehicular traffic between Morningside Drive and the Shepherd Drive/Martha Street intersection and thru pedestrian traffic between South River Road and the Shepherd Drive/Martha Street intersection for approximately 180 days between the months of August 2022 and August 2023. During the closure, a detour route for Ella Street will be posted. The approximate limits of the required closure and the proposed detour route are depicted on the map below.

The City of Tiffin is currently soliciting any comments and questions regarding environmental or social issues related to this project, including, but not limited to, the effect of the project on local residents, cultural resources (archaeological and history/architectural), ecological resources (streams, wetlands, etc.) and hazardous materials (dump sites, underground and above ground storage tanks, etc.).

Additionally, we would appreciate any information you may have on the existence of these features within the project area shown on the map below. Anticipated environmental impacts include stream impacts and need for a floodplain permit, which will be obtained prior to construction.

Please submit your questions and comments on these issues by February 1, 2021. If you have any questions or if you would like additional information, feel free to contact Matt Watson, PE, PS, CPESC, City of Tiffin Engineer, at (419) 448-5425 or by email at mwatson@tiffinohio.gov.