Full-Service Maintenance Facility Coming To Brown County
ODOT Crews Relocated Temporarily During Construction
Chillicothe (Monday, June 8, 2015) – With demolition nearing completion and construction set to begin, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in Brown County will have a new highway maintenance facility to call home in just a few, short months.
“In an effort to update antiquated systems and buildings, the department has been investing in its county facilities throughout the state as they are needed, and building new sites such as this in Brown County will do much to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our crews’ daily operations,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
Demolition of the Brown County garage at its location on state Route 125 in Georgetown began over the weekend, and by early morning today, June 8, much of the former facility had been razed. The former garage is being replaced with a full-service maintenance facility due to the mechanical, technical and physical condition of the complex, which has become outdated and more difficult and costly to repair.
Once complete, the 12.37-acre site will house five new structures, including a nearly 20,000-square foot truck storage building that will accommodate the entire fleet of trucks and a 9,440-square foot office and maintenance building with advanced technical and electronic systems. There will also be a 5,040-square foot cold storage building, indoor wash bays, salt and materials storage buildings, and a new fueling station with an automated dispensing control system.
Along with the new storage capacity and updated technology, the facility will have climate and temperature controls, and the site is being constructed with energy savings and efficiency in mind, with high-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems.
The project is part of a multi-site contract in which the contractors, Shook Construction, will also be replacing District 9 facilities in Adams and Ross counties this year. At a total cost of approximately $17.6 million for all three sites, construction is anticipated to be completed in late winter of 2016.
Since construction of the new Brown County facility is being undertaken at the site of the former garage, the maintenance staff have been relocated to the warehouse and storage garage adjacent to it on S.R. 125, where they will remain until the new facility is completed.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio