Construction Slated To Begin On Scioto-52
Lane Restrictions Going Into Effect Thursday
Chillicothe - Lane restrictions are scheduled to go into effect on U.S. Route 52 this week as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin site preparations for a bridge repair project in Scioto County.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart, crews from the Velotta Company will be rehabilitating a series of eight structures located on U.S. 52 in New Boston and Portsmouth. The project zone is situated between S.R. 139 at New Boston and S.R. 140 near the eastern corporation limit of Portsmouth.
Currently, crews are scheduled to impart lane restrictions on Thursday, June 18, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction. In addition, an 11'6" width restriction will be in effect at the 25-mile marker and the Sciotoville overpass, near S.R. 335.
Motorists are advised to exercise additional caution and to expect possible intermittent periods of delay as a reduced speed limit through the construction zone.
The Velotta Company of Sharon Center, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $2.54 million to complete the project, and the scheduled completion date is November 20, 2009.
For further information contact: Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio