Crouse Chapel Intersection Reopens Following Resurfacing
Intermittent lane restrictions still in place on U.S. 23
Chillicothe (Monday, September 26, 2016) – With a resurfacing and rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 23 in Ross County nearing completion, restrictions have been lifted at the route’s intersection with County Road 275 (Crouse Chapel Road).
Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation have resurfaced U.S. 23 between the state Route 159 interchange, north of Chillicothe, and the Pickaway County line. The project also included pavement repairs and minor structure repair to the bridges, as well as a culvert replacement just north of County Road 275 (Crouse Chapel Road).
As part of the project, the median crossover of the intersection of U.S. 23 and Crouse Chapel was closed in August due to safety concerns for both motorists and crews while paving operations were under way. With paving work completed late last week, the crossover was reopened Friday evening.
Although most construction has been completed, intermittent lane restrictions will continue to be in place within the construction zone as crews complete pavement marker installation and other finishing work this week. The route will also be reduced to one, 11-foot lane in each direction near the T.R. 279 (Blackwater Road) intersection for the contractors to complete bridge repairs.
Shelly & Sands, Incorporated was awarded a contract for approximately $2.18 million to complete the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early fall.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio