Pike-220/Schuster Road Project Gets Under Way
Chillicothe (June 7, 2011) – Constractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation have begun the first phase of construction to relocate state Route 220 in Pike County.
The project calls for relocating a section of S.R. 220 between its intersection with County Road 78 (Zahn’s Corner Road) and S.R. 32 by way of upgrading C.R. 81 (Schuster Road) to the state highway system.
The project also includes installing a flashing signal at the new intersection of S.R. 220 and S.R. 32; abandoning the existing section of S.R. 220 between Zahn’s Corner Road and S.R. 32; and elimating the thru or crossover access to C.R. 66 (Germany Road).
During the first phase of construction, Schuster Road between S.R. 32 and C.R. 116 (Beaver Creek Road) will be closed to traffic, as well as Beaver Creek Road between Schuster Road and S.R. 220. Schuster Road traffic will be detoured via Beaver Creek and Shyville roads, and Beaver Creek Road traffic to the west will be routed by way of S.R. 220 at Zahn’s Corner.
Upon completion of the project, the existing section of S.R. 220 between Zahn’s Corner and S.R. 32 will be abandoned by ODOT and then transferred to the Pike County Commissioners’ highway system.
Shelly and Sands, Incorporated of Zanesville, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of $2.6 million to the complete the project, and the scheduled completion date for all work is June 30, 2012.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)
or email D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us