Construction Slated To Begin On Brown-52
Lane Restrictions To Be Imparted Thursday
Chillicothe (March 17, 2010) B As spring approaches and the construction season gets started, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be undertaking a slide repair project on U.S. Route 52 in Brown County.
According to ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart, crews from Sunesis Construction will be repairing a slide at the route’s 16.16-mile marker. The project site is located approximately 0.37 miles east of Township Road 232 (Logan Gap Road), between Ripley and Aberdeen.
“As we prepare to start the 2010 construction season, ODOT is delivering the largest construction program in Ohio history,” said Brushart. “It will be a busy year for the district, as well as the entire department, and projects such as this are necessary and important for the preservation our transportation infrastructure.”
The U.S. 52 slide repair project is scheduled to begin Thursday, March 18, with crews installing barrier wall tomorrow. Throughout construction, the route will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane, and traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signals.
Sunesis Construction of West Chester, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.11 million in November, and the project is scheduled to be completed by August 31.
“Of course, with the start of the construction season, as well as increased maintenance activities during the spring and summer months, it is important to remind motorists of the need for additional safety when they are traveling in work zones,” added Brushart.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, weather or other related traffic events visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT=s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)