Resurfacing Project On Tap In Scioto County
Separate paving project under way in Lawrence
Chillicothe (Thursday, May 6, 2010) – Construction on will get under way next week in western Scioto County as contractors prepare for a resurfacing project on U.S. Route 52.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart, crews from the Shelly Company will undertake a $1.36 million project to pave a 7.16-mile section of U.S. 52 between Township Road 323 (Tipton Road) and T.R. 566 (Malone Cox Road), near Portsmouth West High School.
“This project is part of the nearly $68-million construction season we have taking place in District 9 this year, and while contractors and maintenance crews are working to preserve the integrity of our routes, they are also working for the safety of the traveling public,” said Brushart.
Construction is scheduled to get under way Monday, May 10, and while crews are at work, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the aid of flaggers.
The Shelly Company of Thornville, Ohio, was awarded a contract in January to resurface the route, and while the scheduled completion date is October 31, 2010, all work is anticipated to be completed well in advance of this date.
A two-lane resurfacing project is also under way on state Route 373 in Lawrence County, where contractors are paving the route’s 3.4 miles between its connecting junctions with S.R. 93.
In a separate contract, the Shelly Company was awarded approximately $404,582 to complete operations on Lawrence-373, which began this week. Traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers when crews are at work, and the scheduled completion date is June 30, 2010.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOTs web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)