JAC-35 Rock Excavation Meeting On Tap Tomorrow
Contractors To Explain Blasting Operations
Chillicothe (Monday, April 3, 2017) – Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation and their contractors, DGM Incorporated, will hold a public meeting tomorrow for an excavation and slide repair project in Jackson County.
Construction is under way on U.S. Route 35, where crews will be upgrading the existing rock slope along the east side of the route between Township Road 223 (Caves Road) and County Road 71 (Oakland Road).
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss blasting operations that will take place as part of the project, and it will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in ODOT’s Jackson County Highway Maintenance Facility at 2251 Rice Road, Jackson.
During construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 12-foot lane in the eastbound direction, with westbound traffic maintained in two lanes. All four lanes of the route, however, may be subject to short-term, intermittent periods of closure during blasting operations.
DGM, Inc. was awarded a contract for approximately $1.3 million to recut and repair the slide area, and all work is anticipated to be completed in early summer.
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.
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