Routine Inspections On Tap For Ironton-Russell
Chillicothe (Monday, October 28, 2013) – As part of its regular maintenance program, the Ironton-Russell Bridge will undergo a series of inspections early next month, requiring periodic lane restrictions.
As part of the state’s annual bridge inspection program, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will conduct routine field inspections of the Ironton-Russell Bridge in Lawrence County during the first two weeks of November.
Beginning Monday, November 4, and continuing through November 15, crews from Richland Engineering will perform physical inspections that include testing and examining pins and gusset plates, working from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day as weather permits.
During the first week of inspection, the bridge will be open to traffic and maintained in one lane by flaggers when crews are at work. Richland crews will continue inspections during the week of November 11; however, the bridge will remain open to two-way traffic with no restrictions.
Although crews will attempt to minimize traffic impacts, lane restrictions may cause some periods of delay, and motorists are reminded to exercise additional caution when traveling in the work zone.
Along with other regularly scheduled inspections, these annual tests and inspections are part of the department’s maintenance and research program for all bridges maintained by ODOT.
For information on additional 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
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