Dual Bridge Replacement, Realignment Slated On Bridges Road
Chillicothe (Wednesday, February 25, 2015) – A dual bridge replacement and realignment project on County Road 11 in Highland County will get under way in a couple of weeks, as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Highland County Engineer’s Office begin site work and preliminary operations.
Crews from DGM, Inc. will be replacing a pair of bridges located at the 17.43 and the 16.78-mile markers, respectively, on C.R. 11 (Bridges Road). Construction includes replacing the structure located at the 17.43-mile marker and over Bull Creek, approximately one-half mile north of S.R. 771, with a single-span steel beam bridge and replacing the bridge over Hardin Creek, south of S.R. 771, with a three-sided arch culvert. The project also includes significant approach work to correct horizontal and vertical deficiencies, as well as the relocation of the Bridges Road intersection with C.R. 48 (Grimsley Road).
“This is one of several projects we have programmed for Highland County this year, and we’re looking forward to our continued partnership with Highland County Engineer Dean Otworth, as well as with our contractors for this project,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
“Certainly, this is going to be a busy year for us, and not only do we thank the traveling public and residents for their patience as this and other projects unfold, we truly appreciate the cooperation of property owners, who worked with us during the real estate process,” added Otworth.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of March 9 at the 17.43-mile marker, and while the first structure located north of S.R. 771 is closed, motorists will be detoured via C.R. 44 (Centerfield Road), C.R. 15 (Monroe Road) and S.R. 771. Once this phase of the project has been completed, crews will move operations south of S.R. 771 to the bridge located over Hardin Creek and adjacent to C.R. 48 (Grimsley Road).
DGM, Inc. of Beaver, Ohio, was awarded a contract for approximately $2.13 million to replace both structures, and while each project site will be subject to a 90-day closure period consecutively, the anticipated completion for all work is late October.
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