Preservation Projects On Tap In Ross County
Construction Set To Begin On S.R. 159, U.S. 23
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 4, 2017) – With a busy construction season on tap throughout the state, a pair of projects will get under way in Ross County in the coming week as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 begin work on state Route 159 and U.S. Route 23.
Preliminary operations are scheduled to begin this week for a resurfacing project on S.R. 159, where crews from the Shelly Company will be paving the route from its junction with County Road 553 (Kenworth Road) to the Pickaway County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers when crews are at work.
Then on Monday, April 10, Shelly crews are scheduled to begin a resurfacing and bridge repair project on U.S. 23. The project extends from just north of the S.R. 159 interchange on U.S. 23 to the C.R. 238 (Charleston Pike)/Main Street exit at the U.S. 23/U.S. 35 bypass. Construction also includes bridge repair work at the C.R. 241 (Marietta Road) overpass and the C.R. 235 (Hopetown Road) underpass.
Throughout construction, traffic on U.S. 23 will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction; however, Marietta Road will be closed between Township Road 222 (Narrows Road) and T.R. 237 (Seney Road) later in the project for up to 60 days. A date to close Marietta Road has yet to be determined.
The Shelly Company was awarded separate contracts for $884,978 and $1,735,974, respectively, to complete both projects, and while the resurfacing project on S.R. 159 is anticipated to be completed in late spring, operations on U.S. 23 are scheduled to be completed by late summer.
Also under construction in Ross County is a slide repair project on U.S. 50 at the 8.04-mile marker. The project site is located between T.R. 38 (Dill Road) and T.R. 150 (California Hollow Road), approximately three miles east of Bainbridge. The project also includes minor pavement, conduit and guardrail construction, and during most phases of the project, traffic will be maintained in one lane with temporary signals.
George J. Igel and Company was awarded a contract for approximately $898,890 to repair the slide, and with work already under way, the project is scheduled to be completed in early summer.
Motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution when traveling through these and other work zones. And 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.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
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 and outside Ohio