Construction Slated To Begin On U.S. 68/62
Brown County Construction Season Under Way
Chillicothe (Thursday, March 31, 2011) – As the 2011 construction season gets under way throughout the state, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to begin operations for a rehabilitation project on U.S. 68/62 in Brown County.
“We have a very active construction program in Brown County this year, and as the orange barrels and cones go up for both construction and maintenance projects, it’s important to remind motorists of the additional need for safety in all work zones,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
Crews from the John R. Jurgensen Company are scheduled to begin the first phase of the rehabilitation project on Monday, April 11, with bridge repair on the structure located at the 10.98-mile marker, between Township Road 7 (Hartman Road) and T.R. 233 (Gardner Road).
Construction also includes paving the four-lane route from just north of Ripley to the end of the U.S. 68/62 overlap near S.R. 353 at Red Oak, removing the concrete curb and guardrail, and installing a trench train and catch basin in the median. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction, with a 12-foot width restriction in place at the bridge.
This is one of 15 projects taking place in Brown County during this year’s construction season, and part of the nearly $145 million construction season taking place in District 9.
The Jurgensen Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $5.4 million, and the scheduled completion date for all work is October 31, 2011.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT's web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio