Resurfacing Projects Slated For Jackson-35, 93
Construction Set To Begin Next Week
Chillicothe (Friday, April 6, 2012) – As the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2012 construction season gets under way, a pair of resurfacing projects are set to begin next week in Jackson County, with contractors paving nearly 40 lanes miles on two separate routes.
According to ODOT - District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, crews from Shelly and Sands, Incorporated will be resurfacing approximately seven miles, or 28 lane miles, of U.S. 35 between County Road 41 (Dixon Run Road) and the Jackson-Gallia County line. In addition, they will pave a 6.28-mile section of S.R. 93, from the Jackson-Lawrence County line to just north of County Road 130A (Harmon Road) near Oak Hill.
Throughout construction on U.S. 35, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction. And along with flaggers, traffic on S.R. 93 will be maintained in one lane with temporary signals at the U.S. Rail crossing at Oak Hill.
Weather permitting, both projects are scheduled to begin Monday, April 9, and all work is anticipated to be completed by late November.
Shelly and Sands, of Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of $1.34 million to pave Jackson-93, and a separate contract for approximately $5.2 million to resurface U.S. 35.
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. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio