Contractors Ready For HIG-321 Bridge Replacement
Route to be closed effective February 4 for up to 180 days
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 24, 2013) – Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are preparing for a dual bridge replacement project that will get under way early next month in Highland County.
Crews from DGM Incorporated will be replacing two bridges located on state Route 321 between the communities of Buford and Mowrystown. The first structure to be replaced is situated over a tributary to Flat Run and located at the 2.17-mile marker, between S.R. 134 and County Road 2 (Gath Road). Closure of the route is scheduled for Monday, February 4, and the route will be closed at this location for up to 90 days.
Once this phase of the project has been completed, crews will move operations to the 3.97-mile marker, immediately west of Township Road 143 (Bells Run Road), for the second bridge replacement. Closure at this location, however, will be imparted after the route has been reopened at the 2.17-mile marker.
With the route subject to a total closure of 180 days, the anticipated completion for all work is mid-summer. Throughout the entire construction period, motorists will be detoured via U.S. Route 62, S.R. 32 and S.R. 134.
DGM of Beaver, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of $927,659 to replace both structures.
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