Construction Begins On S.R. 32 In Adams County
One of four rehabilitation projects taking place on Ohio-32 in District 9
Chillicothe (Tuesday, May 3, 2010) – As the 2010 construction season gets into full swing, work is beginning on the next project that will modernize a portion one of region’s major four-lane corridors with a resurfacing project on state Route 32 in Adams County.
As operations begin on S.R. 32, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be resurfacing and rehabilitating 13.7 miles - or 54.8 lane miles - between S.R. 247 at Seaman and S.R. 73, east of Peebles.
“With more than 1,600 projects under construction this year and an estimated budget of $2 billion statewide, Ohio is making historic investments in transportation, and ODOT is helping to ignite the state’s economic engine by creating jobs, modernizing our aging infrastructure, and giving our citizens and businesses real choices in travel and shipping,” said District 9 Deputy Director James A. Brushart.
Moreover, the Adams-32 resurfacing project is one of 13 projects in District 9 that has been funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). At the start of the construction zone on S.R. 32, motorists will notice the addition of signs recognizing the use of stimulus funds. The signs - which read “Putting America to Work” - are being erected when work begins at all stimulus-funded projects across Ohio.
The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio, was awarded a contract for approximately $3.46 million to resurface the route, and throughout construction traffic will be maintained on S.R. 32 in at least one lane in each direction. The scheduled completion date for all work is August 31, 2010.
Along with this project, ODOT District 9 has awarded two other stimulus-funded construction projects on state Route 32. These include a 9.7-mile rehabilitation project in Jackson County and a 5.8-mile resurfacing project in Brown County, both of which are under way. The department will also sell an eight-mile resurfacing project in Pike County later this month.
A complete list of the transportation infrastructure projects prioritized for stimulus funding – with updates on projects which have been authorized by the Federal Highway Administration, contracts which have been awarded, and new employment opportunities – can be found online at www.dot.state.oh.us.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)