Chillicothe (Friday, August 11, 2017) – State routes 104 and
551 in Pike County have been reopened this afternoon, as contractors for the Lake
White Dam Rehabilitation project move into the final stages of the major
The Lake White Dam project is a combined effort between the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources and the Ohio Department of Transportation to rehabilitate the 4,200-foot
earthen dam and improve the adjacent roadways and intersections at Lake White
part, the $31.7
million project calls for improving the dam to ensure regulatory
requirements, reinforcing the east bank of S.R. 104, completing the lake
drain, armoring the upstream face of the dam with riprap, replacing the
existing bridge on S.R. 104, reconstructing the highway by widening S.R. 104
and improving the junctions of S.R. 551, S.R. 552 and Forest Hills Boulevard
with S.R. 104.
Although S.R. 104 and S.R. 551 have been reopened to
traffic, crews will have finishing work to complete in the coming weeks, but
traffic will be maintained by flaggers as needed.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by
applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have
been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of
Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
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