Resurfacing Projects Slated For Two Highland County Routes
Chillicothe - Preparations are under way for a resurfacing project on U.S. Route 50 and state Route 247 in Highland County, and contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will impart lane restrictions in the coming week.
According to ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart, crews from Miller-Mason Paving have begun sign installation and other site work this week, and they will begin construction efforts early next week on U.S. 50, reducing the route to one lane of traffic.
“As the construction season starts winding down in the fall, there are fewer construction projects taking place on our highways. However, contractors and maintenance crews alike continue their efforts to improve our highways and make them safe for travel, so it is essential that motorists continue to pay heed and exercise additional caution when traveling in work zones,” said Brushart.
The minor rehabilitation project includes paving U.S. 50 from the eastern corporation limit of Hillsboro to approximately one mile east of Township Road 273B (Clear Creek Road), as well as paving state Route 247 from the southern corporation limit of Hillsboro to near Township Road 233A (Shannon Road). Operations are scheduled to begin on U.S. 50 first, followed by construction on S.R. 247.
The Miller-Mason Paving Company of Hillsboro was awarded a contract in the amount of $1.21 million to complete the resurfacing project, and throughout construction, traffic on both routes will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers. All work is scheduled to be completed by October 31, 2008.
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio