ODOT Opens New Full-Service Maintenance Facility
Brown County Crews Move Into New Home In Georgetown
Chillicothe (Tuesday, August 16, 2016) – With construction finished and the move completed, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in Brown County have a new highway maintenance facility to call home.
“In an effort to update antiquated systems and buildings, the department has been investing in its county facilities throughout the state as they are needed, and building new sites such as this in Brown County will do much to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our crews’ daily operations,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
To commemorate this important project, Wilson and other ODOT representatives were joined by the contractors, state and local officials, and members of the general public to celebrate with a ribbon cutting and open house today, August 16.
The former garage has been replaced with a full-service maintenance facility due to the mechanical, technical and physical condition of the complex, which had become outdated and more difficult and costly to repair. During the open house, guests were able to tour the new facility, which is located on the 12-acre site of the former garage on state Route 125 (State Street) in Georgetown.
At a cost of approximately $9 million, the new complex includes a nearly 19,000-square-foot truck storage building and a 5,232-square foot office and maintenance building with advanced technical and electronic systems. The site also houses a 5,040-square foot cold storage building, salt and materials storage buildings, and fuel storage.
Along with the new storage capacity and updated technology, the facility will have climate and temperature controls, and the site is being constructed with energy savings and efficiency in mind, with high-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems.
Construction took approximately 14 months to complete, and throughout the project, the maintenance staff was relocated to the warehouse and storage garage adjacent to it on S.R. 125.
The project is part of a $17.6 million, multi-site contract in which the contractors, Shook Construction, are also replacing District 9 facilities in Adams and Ross counties, where construction is nearly complete.
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 and outside Ohio