Industry Drive Relocation Construction Set To Begin
Road to be closed temporarily for next phase of U.S. 35 grade separation project
Chillicothe (Thursday, December 18, 2014) – As part of a grade separation project over U.S. Route 35 in Jackson County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will impart a temporary closure effective today, December 18, at County Road 79 (Industry Drive).
Industry Drive will be closed at its intersection with C.R. 9 (Keystone Furnace Road), where crews will begin the next phase to reconstruct the road between Keystone Furnace and the new overpass bridge. The closure is anticipated to go into effect this afternoon, and traffic will be detoured via the new bridge.
Along with relocating Industry Drive and constructing an overpass to relocate Keystone Furnace Road, the project includes relocating Acy Avenue and the construction of a roundabout at the McCarty Lane and Acy Avenue intersection.
Beaver Excavating was awarded a contract for approximately $4.86 million to construct the grade separation, and the project is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2015.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit on 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
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio