Minor Widening Project Begins On Adams-32
Construction Of Acceleration Lane Starts This Week
Chillicothe (Monday, October 6, 2014) – Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin construction this week to widen and reconfigure a half-mile section of state Route 32 in Adams County.
Crews from the Shelly Company will be constructing a westbound acceleration lane, upgrading the lighting and reconfiguring the opposing left-turn lanes at the route’s junction with S.R. 73, just east of Peebles.
“This is a much-needed project to improve the safety of the route’s intersection with S.R. 73, and it will do much to benefit the growing truck and vehicular traffic traveling from S.R. 32 to 73,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained on all routes; however, lane restrictions will be in place on S.R. 32, and the route will be reduced to one lane in either direction. Motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution in the work zone.
The Shelly Company of Thornville, Ohio, was awarded a contract in late September in the amount of $695,949 to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed in late fall.
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
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