Bridge Replacement Set To Begin On Brown-50
Route Slated For Closure Next Week
March 29, 2017) – Construction to replace a pair of
culverts near the Brown-Highland County line on U.S. Route 50 will get under
way next week, with contractors
for the Ohio Department of Transportation closing the route to traffic early
from the R.C. Construction Company will be replacing two culverts situated over
Murray Run near the 8.0-mile marker on U.S. 50 in Brown County. The project
site is located immediately west of the Highland County line, east of Township
Road 109 (Swartz Road), and construction includes replacing both structures
with precast concrete box culverts, as well as relocating a 140-foot section of
the upper tributary of Murray Run.
U.S. 50 will be closed
Monday, June 5, and the closure will be in effect for approximately 60 days. While
the route is closed, thru-traffic motorists will be detoured by way of S.R.
134, S.R. 131 and U.S. 68; a local detour will also be maintained.
R C Construction was awarded a contract for $590,357 to complete
the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer.
The environmental review,
consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental
laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to
23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and
executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio