**THE START DATE FOR THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN POSTPONED**
Adams-125 Resurfacing Set To Begin
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 16, 2013) – With the 2013 construction season well under way, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to begin a resurfacing project on state Route 125 in Adams County.
“We have a very active construction program in District 9 this year, and as the orange barrels and cones go up for both construction and maintenance projects, it’s important to remind motorists of the additional need for safety in all work zones,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
Lane restrictions will go into effect on S.R. 125 beginning Monday, April 22, as crews from the Shelly Company reduce the route to one lane for a resurfacing project between County Road 125A (Lynx Road), approximately 1.6 miles east of S.R. 348, and the Adams-Scioto County line.
Throughout construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane during daytime, business hours, and traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers when crews are at work.
“The most common causes of crashes are following too closely, failing to yield and control, and speeding,” added Wilson. “While the department takes great precautions to ensure motorists and workers are safe, motorists can help by exercising good judgment and common sense in the work zone.”
The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.66 million to resurface the route, and all work is anticipated to be completed by mid-fall.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.
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, 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 more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line