District’s Second Stimulus Project Begins This Week
Bridge Replacement Project Under Way On Scioto-52
Chillicothe - As the Ohio Department of Transportation awards contracts across the state for projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), work begins on the second stimulus-funded project in ODOT District 9.
Construction is under way to replace a bridge at the 1.25-mile marker on U.S. Route 52, where the route is reduced to one, 11-foot lane between the Adams County line and County Road 97 (Lower Twin Road). ODOT awarded a contract in June for approximately $723,300 to DGM Incorporated of Beaver, Ohio.
“The investments being made across the state are putting people back to work, which means jobs for Ohioans, and as with the many other projects being funded by the ARRA, this marks the road to recovery,” said District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart.
With the start of this project, motorists will notice new signs at the construction site, recognizing the use of stimulus funds. The signs - which read “Putting America to Work” - are being erected when work begins at all stimulus-funded projects across Ohio.
District 9’s first stimulus project to sell was the Ross-104 Widening project, which received a $6.5 million investment of ARRA funds to widen a three-mile section of the route north of Chillicothe.
ODOT has identified more than 200 projects across Ohio in which to invest $774.2 million in transportation infrastructure stimulus funds - a combination of interstate, highway, local roadway, railroad, water port, airport, pedestrian and transportation enhancement projects.
A complete list of the transportation infrastructure projects prioritized for stimulus funding – with updates on projects which have been authorized by the Federal Highway Administration, contracts which have been awarded, and new employment opportunities – can be found online at www.dot.state.oh.us.
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio