Construction Under Way On S.R. 28
Chillicothe (Friday, April 26, 2013) – As part of a two-lane resurfacing and culvert repair project, construction is under way on state routes 28 and 41 in Ross County.
Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation have begun work on S.R. 28, where crews are repairing a culvert and correcting the drainage near between County Road 59 (Harper Station Road) and C.R. 87A (Little Creek Road). Currently, the route is reduced to one, 12-foot lane, and traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals.
In addition to repairing the culvert on S.R. 28, crews will be resurfacing the route between Harper Station Road and its junction with U.S. 50. And as part of the entire project, the contractors will be paving portions of S.R. 41 from its junction with U.S. 50, west of Bainbridge, to the Pike County line in Ross County and between the Ross County line and C.R. 6 (Lapparell Road) in Pike County.
Although an exact start date to begin resurfacing has yet to be established, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers when crews are at work.
The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.9 million to resurface the route, and all work is anticipated to be completed by late October or early November.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
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