Contractors Preparing For U.S. 23 Resurfacing, Bridge Rehab
Project Scheduled To Start Next Month
Chillicothe (Tuesday, June 11, 2013) – A four-lane resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 23 in Ross and Pike counties will get under way next month as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin preliminary operations.
Crews from Shelly and Sands Incorporated will be resurfacing 5.07 miles (20.28 lane miles) of U.S. 23 between Township Road 438 (Park Road) in Pike County and continuing to County Road 600 (Massieville Road) in Ross County. In addition, the contractors will be repairing the twin bridges located at the 16.12-mile marker over Moore’s Run, just south of T.R. 444 (Woodland Park Road), in Pike County.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of July 8; however, an exact start date has yet to be established. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction, with the route reduced to one, 12-foot lane at the bridges.
Shelly and Sands was awarded a contract for $3.45 million in May, and all work is anticipated to be completed by late fall.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
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. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio