Construction Set To Resume For Scioto-52 Rehab
Chillicothe (Thursday, March 20, 2014) – Following a winter shutdown, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are ready to resume operations for a two-year rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 52 in Scioto County.
On Monday, March 24, crews from Complete General Construction will return to the project site between the S.R. 239 interchange and the Scioto River bridges at the Portsmouth corporation limit, where they will close the exit ramp (Ramp E) from U.S. 52 West to S.R. 239 in order to rehabilitate the bridge situated over the Lousy Run tributary.
The entire project, which began last year, includes rehabilitating 13 bridges, replacing guardrail and resurfacing U.S. 52 from Township Road 569 (Old U.S. 52) to the Scioto River bridges, S.R. 852, S.R. 73/104 from just north of the S.R. 239 junction to the Second Street bridge at Portsmouth, and the on/off ramps at the interchanges. Prior to the start of paving operations, the contractors will complete the remaining bridge rehabilitation on the Scioto-239 off-ramp, as well as other repair work on the S.R. 852 bridge over U.S. 52.
While the bridge on the Scioto-239 ramp will be closed, motorists will be detoured from U.S. 52 via S.R. 73/104. The closure is anticipated to be in effect for up to 60 days, and completion of this phase of construction will be contingent upon the weather.
The Complete General Construction Company was awarded a contract for approximately $12 million to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed by mid-fall of this year.
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
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio