Resurfacing, Bridge Repair Project Set To Begin On S.R. 776
Chillicothe (Tuesday, June 11, 2013) – A dual-county resurfacing and bridge repair project is set to begin on state Route 776, as preliminary operations get under way later this month.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, crews from the Shelly Company will be resurfacing the route beginning at the Pike-Scioto County line and continuing to David Avenue in the city of Jackson. In addition, the contractors will be repairing bridges located at the 1.50-mile marker, between Township Road 289 (Elkhart Road) and T.R. 355 (Ermine Road), in Jackson County and at the 0.05-mile marker, between the Pike-Scioto County line and County Road 71 (Stockdale Road), in Pike County.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, July 1, and while work is under way at the bridges, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. In the remainder of the construction zone, traffic will be maintained one lane by flaggers when crews are at work.
The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.75 million to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed by early November.
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 contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
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