Brown-68 Reopens To Traffic Ahead Of Schedule
August 31, 2017) -- Chillicothe (Thursday, August 31) -- U.S.
Route 68 in Brown County has been reopened to traffic today following a slide
repair and culvert replacement project.
The route was closed
between T.R. 255 (Straight Creek Road) and T.R. 583A (Kattine-Dugan Road),
two miles south of S.R. 125, in early July while contractors replaced a
culvert and repaired the shoulder of the route which became damaged during a
flooding event in 2015.
U.S. 68 was reopened
to traffic earlier today, August 31, ahead of the planned 60-day closure.
Crews have minor finishing work to complete; however, there should be little
to no impact to motorists, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers as
R. Jurgensen Company of Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded a contract for
approximately $364,927, and the remainder of the project is scheduled to
be completed by early fall.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
740-774-8834 or 888-819-8501, ext. 7748834