A 9.3-acre lot on Atlantic Drive in Seville will be the site of ODOT’S $9 million project.
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The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to relocate its Medina County headquarters to Seville due to outgrowing its Montville Township facility
The 9.3-acre site next to Schneider National Carriers on Atlantic Drive was chosen because of its location near the Interstate 76/Interstate 71 interchange and state Route 3 following a statewide planning process, ODOT District 3 spokeswoman Kaitlyn Maynard said Monday.
“Traffic counts and snow and ice routes were taken into consideration,” she said.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring and should be completed by winter 2019 at an estimated cost of $9 million.
The new facility will include a salt dome capable of holding 6,000 tons of road salt, 20,000-square foot truck storage garage, a 5,000-square-foot maintenance garage, a 5,000-square-foot cold storage building and a 4,000-square-foot office building.
Maynard said all main ODOT equipment for the county including 25 trucks and plows, road grader, excavators, tractors and brine tanks will be stored at the Seville headquarters.
Road salt will continue to be stored at the Montville Township location off state Route 18 for covering roads in northern Medina County, she said.
“The majority of our staff will be at the new facility,” Maynard said. The Montville Township building “will be an extra storage facility that will not be staffed.”
Seville Mayor Carol Carter said the ODOT headquarters will be a welcome addition to the village of just more than 2,000 people.
“I’m glad to see it. We welcome business here to Seville” Carter said. “ It’s a nice place where they are going to build over there on Atlantic Drive; and depending on how many employees there are going to be, it brings a little bit of revenue to Seville.”
Carter said she hopes this is the first of several businesses that will find a home in Seville in the near future.
“Maybe this is just the beginning with the state bringing their trucks and salt dome down there, maybe it will entice a few other trucking businesses to come in there,” she said.
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