Next U.S. 52 Slip Project In Brown County Set To Begin
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) – As part of an ongoing effort to rehabilitate a portion of U.S. Route 52 in Brown County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will undertake a slip repair project near Ripley, imparting lane restrictions this week.
On Thursday, April 19, crews from the Sunesis Construction Company will reduce U.S. 52 at the 15.86-mile marker to one, 10-foot lane. Situated between Ripley and Aberdeen, the project site is located near Township Road 232 (Logan Gap Road). This is the fourth similar repair project within a one-mile section of U.S. 52 that has been undertaken since 2010.
Sunesis Construction was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.5 million to repair the slip, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed by late September or early October.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT’s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
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. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line