Highland-247 Bridge Replacement Set To Begin
Route to be closed next week
Chillicothe (Wednesday, March 18, 2015) – As the 2015 construction season gets under way, a bridge replacement project on state Route 247 in Highland County will begin next week.
Crews from the Eagle Bridge Company will be replacing the bridge situated over Rocky Fork Creek and located at the 11.07-mile marker on S.R. 247, approximately one-half mile south of Hillsboro. Construction will also include approach work, approach slabs and guardrail.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 23, and the route will be closed to traffic for up to 90 days. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of S.R. 73 at Hillsboro and S.R. 785 at Belfast.
Eagle Bridge of Sidney, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of $1,059,456 to replace the bridge, and all work is expected to be completed in early 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
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
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio