Bridge, Culvert Replacement Projects Wrapping Up
Tri-County Highway, S.R. 774 Reopen To Traffic
Chillicothe (Tuesday, October 19, 2010) - Operations for a pair of structure replacement projects are nearing completion, and two Brown County routes are set to reopen today.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart, a bridge replacement project on County Road 24 (Tri-County Highway) is wrapping up this afternoon, and crews from DGM Incorporated are working to reopen the route to traffic by early evening today, October 19.
Tri-County Highway (Main Street) in Mt. Orab has been closed to eastbound traffic since early March for contractors to replace the bridge located over Sterling Run and immediately west of the route’s junction with U.S. Route 68 (High Street).
DGM was awarded a contract in the amount of $795,095.95 to replace the bridge, and the project is being completed well in advance of the revised November 24 completion date.
In a separate project, contractors for ODOT are in the process of reopening state Route 774 near its junction with Township Road 38 (Drake Road), west of Hamersville, following a one-month culvert replacement project at the route’s 2.80-mile marker.
Currently, crews from Coopers Excavating are planning to reopen S.R. 774 this afternoon, and although they may have some finishing to work to complete, the route will remain open and there will be little to no impact to traffic.
Coopers Excavating of Winchester, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of $150,845 to replace the culvert, and the scheduled completion date for all work is October 30.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)