Restrictions At Kentucky Viaduct Slated Tonight
Chillicothe (Wednesday, November 7, 2012) -- As part of the ongoing Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement project, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will impart lane restrictions tomorrow night at the U.S. Route 23 viaduct near Russell, Kentucky.
On Thursday, November 8, crews from West End Electric will be installing temporary loops and power lines for the traffic signals that will be installed at the Kentucky approach as part of the project. The project site is situated at the junction of U.S. 23 and Bellefonte Street, just east of Russell.
Work is anticipated to begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. tonight, and traffic will be maintained with the assistance of the Russell police department while crews are at work.
Brayman Construction Corporation, the prime contractor for the bridge replacement project across the Ohio River, was awarded a contract for approximately $81.3 million earlier this year, and construction began in March. The interim completion for the new bridge is 2015.
Brayman Construction is headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-740-774-8834 (direct line or outside Ohio)
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834 (toll free in Ohio)