LIMA, Ohio (Friday, October 16, 2020) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 will sell excess land in the city of Van Wert by public auction.
The property will be sold at a tailgate auction to be held rain or shine at the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage, 10238 Van Wert Decatur Road, Van Wert, Ohio, on October 29 at 10:30 a.m. All state COVID-19 health orders will be followed.
The parcel is 7.3-acres located on the southwest side of the city of Van Wert, northeast of Upp Road and Liberty-Union Road. The land is directly south of the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage and has access to Upp Road.
"In 1966, ODOT bought the property with the intent to build an interchange," said Scott Recker, realty specialist manager for ODOT. "The project never materialized, and the property eventually became home to the ODOT Van Wert maintenance garage and the Van Wert Ohio State Highway Patrol post," said Recker. The remaining parcel is determined to be no longer needed.