Ohio Department of Transportation    Traffic Advisory
District 9  Vaughn Wilson, P.E., Deputy Director
650 Eastern Avenue • Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
www.transportation.ohio.gov/dist9
IRBR: Campbell Avenue Closed For Approach Construction
Temporary Closure Extended Due To Weather
 
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 22, 2014) –  As part of the Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement project, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation have closed Campbell Avenue in downtown Ironton.
The purpose of the temporary closure is to erect girders for the Ohio approach and install a water quality structure at Campbell Avenue and Monroe Street.
Although the closure was scheduled to be in effect through the end of the month, the duration has now been extended an additional week due to weather-related delays and anticipated delays. While Campbell Avenue is closed, motorists will be detoured locally in downtown.
Brayman Construction Corporation of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, was awarded a contract for approximately $81.3 million to build a new Ohio River crossing between Ironton, Ohio, and Russell, Kentucky.
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.
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