District’s Next Stimulus Project Begins Next Week
Bridge Replacement Project Scheduled On Lawrence-217
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 another stimulus-funded project in ODOT District 9.
Construction is scheduled to start Tuesday, September 8, on state Route 217, where the route will be closed at the 5.79-mile marker for a bridge replacement over Dick Creek. The project site is located just west of S.R. 378 at Linville.
“In transforming our transportation system, Ohio is making historic levels of investment across the state, and these investments are putting people back to work,” 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.
The Alan Stone Company of Chesterhill, Ohio, was awarded a contract in July for approximately $333,290 to replace the bridge. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via SR 141 and SR 378; a local detour will also be in place. The scheduled completion date is October 31.
Transportation Stimulus Investments At Work
District 9’s other stimulus projects include the Ross-104 Widening project, a bridge replacement project on U.S. 52 in Scioto County, a rehabilitation project on S.R. 32 in Jackson County, and a resurfacing project on U.S. 62 in Highland County.
Across Ohio, ODOT has identified more than 200 projects 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.
Combined with the transportation infrastructure contracts awarded so far using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ODOT has awarded more than $374.2 million for construction work on 110 projects - a combination of interstate, local roadway and bridge modernization 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