IRBR: Ohio Approach Construction Set To Begin
Campbell Avenue To Be Closed Temporarily
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 15, 2014) – Following the delivery of girders for the new Ironton-Russell Bridge this week, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to begin construction of the Ohio approach.
As part of the bridge replacement project, crews from Brayman Construction Corporation will close Campbell Avenue in downtown Ironton next week in order to erect girders, or structural steel, that will form the main horizontal support for the approach. Through the end of the month, the contractors will also be installing a water quality structure at Campbell Avenue and Monroe Street.
Although Campbell Avenue remains closed this afternoon, it is expected to be reopened later today or tomorrow, depending upon the arrival of the remaining girders for this next phase of the project. Then, effective next Monday, January 20, the street will be closed for two weeks, and while it 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
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio