Prep Work Slated For Adams-32 Bridge Repair Project
Chillicothe (Tuesday, November 10, 2015) – Still months away from the 2016 construction season, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are getting a head start on a bridge repair project that will begin next spring on state Route 32 in Adams County.
Beginning Wednesday, November 11, and continuing through Thursday, November 19, crews from Armstrong Steel Erectors will be performing full-depth pavement widening at the east and westbound structures located at the 19.42-mile marker, which is just west of the intersection with S.R. 73. Their work is in preparation for a bridge deck replacement project that will get under way next year.
Throughout the remainder of the week, S.R. 32 will be reduced to one lane in either direction during daytime, business hours, with the restrictions lifted during the evening and overnight hours, as well as over the weekend. Then on Monday, November 16, crews will continue to maintain traffic in one lane in each direction; however, the restrictions will be in place during the overnight hours as well.
Amrstrong Steel Erectors was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $3.2 million to complete the project, which also includes a deck overlay on the structures located at the Norfolk-Southern Railroad overpass, between T.R. 130 (Mendenhall Road) and T.R. 126 (Plum Run Road), east of S.R. 41.
With construction getting under way in the spring, all work should be completed in early fall of 2016. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com. _______________________________________________________________________________
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For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
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