Riverbank restoration project to kick off this week
Jacksontown, Ohio (Tuesday, October 1, 2013) – Work is set to begin this Thursday, October 3 on a riverbank restoration project along the Kokosing River just east of Gambier in Knox County.
The purpose of this project is to stop ongoing erosion along the banks of the Kokosing River adjacent to SR 229. Motorists traveling on SR 229 will not be affected by this work.
Cross Roads Construction Company is ODOT’s contractor for this $2.3 million project and the completion date is October 31, 2014.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For additional information, please contact:
Lauren Holdsworth, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us