Crews Prepping For Beam Installation Over Jackson-35
Motorists Advised Of Periodic Delays
Chillicothe (Monday, October 6, 2014) – As part of a grade separation project at County Road 9 (Keystone Furnace Road) and U.S. Route 35 in Jackson County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be setting beams this week and imparting temporary restrictions.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 7 and 8, crews from Beaver Excavating Company will be setting beams for the new bridge that is being constructed over U.S. 35. At various times throughout both days, traffic on U.S. 35 will be stopped and held for up to 15-minute intervals.
The restrictions are subject to be in place at any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and motorists are advised to expect intermittent periods of delay. Motorists traveling from S.R. 32 to U.S. 35 East may also encounter delays on the off-ramp to eastbound U.S. 35.
Along with constructing an overpass to relocate Keystone Furnace Road, the project includes relocating Acy Avenue and Industry Drive, as well as the construction of a roundabout at the McCarty Lane and Acy Avenue intersection.
Beaver Excavating was awarded a contract for approximately $4.86 million to construct the grade separation, and the project is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2015.
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
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio