ODOT opens new Bucyrus facility

By Chris Pugh - [email protected]

District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently opened its new maintenance facility in Bucyrus.

The new building will allow ODOT to store its equipment indoors along with its trucks. In addition, the building will have two fully-equipped mechanics’ bays, a welding bay, two indoor truck washing stations, and a 6,000 ton salt storage structure. The site also has a cold storage building.

“This investment in Crawford County will allow ODOT’s employees to access US 30 much more efficiently during the winter months,” said District Deputy Director Howard Huebner. “It will provide for more effective highway maintenance operations throughout the county all year long.”

The new location is located north of the U.S. Route 30 interchange with State Route 4 in Bucyrus.

Officials there believe the new location will improve customer service and efficiency of ODOT’s operations in north central Ohio.

The location replaces a highway maintenance garage on Irving Street in Bucyrus.

The Toledo Port Authority partnered with ODOT to build the facility at $7.2 million.

By Chris Pugh

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