OBPP Project Slated To Begin In Jackson
Bridge replacement will get under way next week
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 26, 2016) – As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Bridge Partnership Program to provide local governments with the funds needed to replace or repair locally-owned bridges, a bridge replacement project on Dickason Street in the city of Jackson will soon be under way.
Through the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program, approximately $120 million will be invested to repair or replace nearly 220 county and city bridges statewide through Fiscal Year 2017. Projects meeting eligibility criteria will be designed and constructed through the ODOT-Let process with 100% federal funds, meaning no local match funding will be required.
“ODOT has been working with the Ohio County Engineers Association and our local partners to help counties and cities improve the condition of their bridges and make Ohio’s bridges safer,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “Although these bridges are not on ODOT’s state highway system, they are still part of Ohio’s transportation network and fixing them is key to maintaining a safe and efficient highway system.”
Construction on Dickason Street is scheduled to begin Monday, May 2, with crews from Shelly & Sands, Inc. closing the route to traffic one block south of Huron Street. While Dickason Street is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of Burlington Road.
Shelly & Sands was awarded a contract for approximately $1.05 million to replace the bridge, and all work should be completed in early fall.
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