Highland-138 Slated For Bridge Replacement
Project Set To Begin March 11
Chillicothe (Wednesday, February 27, 2013) – Construction plans are under way for a bridge replacement project on state Route 138 in Highland County, and the route will be closed to traffic early next month.
Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be replacing the bridge situated over Clear Creek and located at the route’s 18.48-mile marker, which is immediately north of County Road 79 (Selph Road) and approximately 1.5 miles north of Hillsboro. The project includes the replacement of the three-span structure with a single span, pre-stressed concrete I-girder, as well as the necessary approach work.
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 11, and throughout the project, the route will be closed to traffic. Motorists will be detoured via U.S. Route 62 at Hillsboro and S.R. 28 at Greenfield.
The Righter Company was awarded a contract in the amount of $1,067,700 to replace the bridge, and all work is expected to be completed by early October.
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
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio