Construction Under Way On Pike-23
Chillicothe (Wednesday, April 8, 2015) – With the 2015 construction season well under way, a nearly nine-mile paving project has begun on U.S. Route 23 in Pike County.
Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are paving U.S. 23 from approximately one mile south of state Route 32 at Piketon to the southern corporation limit of Waverly, as well as from just north of Waverly, near Township Road 413 (Keechle Hill Road), to T.R. 438 (Park Road), approximately one-half mile south of the Ross County line. Construction also includes pavement repairs, guardrail replacement and minor structure repair to the bridges.
Throughout the project, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction; however, Market Street in Piketon will be subject to closure for up to five days while crews are conducting pavement repairs and resurfacing at this intersection. Although the schedule to impart the closure at Market Street has yet to be determined, it is anticipated to occur in early summer. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured locally by way of Main and West streets in the village.
Shelly and Sands, Incorporated was awarded a contract for approximately $7.1 million to resurface U.S. 23, and all work is scheduled to be completed by mid-fall.
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 and outside Ohio