Adams-41 Dual Culvert Project On Tap
Chillicothe (Friday, May 19, 2017) – A culvert replacement project will get under way in Adams County later this month, as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation prepare to replace a pair of culverts on state Route 41.
On Tuesday, May 30, crews from the Alan Stone Company will close Ohio-41 at the route’s 2.73-mile marker to start the first culvert replacement. The project site is situated at the route’s junction with County Road 20 (Ripley Pike), and S.R. 41 will be closed at this location for up to 45 days. S.R. 41 will then be closed two weeks later at the 4.29-mile marker, between C.R. 20 (Roush Hill Road) and T.R. 326 (Stanfield Road), for the contractor to start work on the second culvert replacement.
“With any construction or maintenance project there is an impact to the motorists and residents who travel through and live in the project area. Realizing the effect the closure of S.R. 41 in Adams County will have on the residents who live along this stretch of roadway, we have outlined a plan with the construction team from Alan Stone to accelerate the project and minimize this impact to the community as much as possible,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
The original contract called for the route to be closed consecutively for 45 days for each culvert replacement, and the closure was scheduled to go into effect by May 1. However, working with the contractor, ODOT delayed the start of construction and expedited the schedule so that both closures will occur simultaneously, thereby limiting the total closure period from 90 to approximately 45 days.
With the closure of the route at these locations, and the closure of S.R. 41 in Brown County, all thru-traffic will be detoured by way of U.S. 52 and S.R. 136, and a detour for local motorists will be assigned as well.
The existing culverts are corrugated metal arch pipes, and they will be replaced with precast concrete box culverts. Alan Stone was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $742,520 to replace the pipes, and all work associated with the project is anticipated to be completed in late summer.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com. _______________________________________________________________________________
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects 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