IRBR: Campbell Avenue Reopening This Week;
First Street Closure On Tap Next
Chillicothe (Sunday, February 16, 2014) - Campbell Avenue is scheduled to reopen this week after its closure as part of the Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement project.
Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation closed Campbell Avenue in downtown Ironton in January in order to erect girders for the Ohio approach and install a water quality structure at Campbell and Monroe Street.
Following several weather-related delays that postponed its reopening, Campbell Avenue is scheduled to be open to traffic on Tuesday, February 18.
Then, on Monday, February 24, First Street will be closed for crews to set structural steel, also for the new bridge's Ohio approach. This closure is anticipated to be in effect for two weeks, and while the street 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.
For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834 (toll free in Ohio)