Contractors Ready To Resume Scioto-52 Bridge Rehab
Lane Restrictions Going Into Effect Today
Chillicothe (Wednesday, March 10, 2010) – Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation have resumed operations for a bridge repair project in Scioto County this week, with lane width restrictions going into effect today.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart, crews from the Velotta Company are 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.
Crews from Velotta are relocating barrier wall in the west and eastbound directions on U.S. 52 where traffic will be maintained in one lane in each direction within the construction zone. In addition, an 11'6" width restriction will be in effect at the 25-mile marker, or the Sciotoville overpass bridge near S.R. 335.
Motorists are advised to exercise additional caution and to expect possible intermittent periods of delay as a reduced speed limit is also in effect 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 May 1, 2010.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9