Rock Remediation Project Set To Begin On Lawrence-52
Chillicothe (Thursday, February 18, 2016) – A rockfall remediation project is scheduled to begin on U.S. Route 52 in Lawrence County, where contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be clearing and stabilizing rock along the route’s westbound side near Coal Grove.
The project site is situated between the 11.5 and the 13.0-mile markers on U.S. 52, from the Ashland, Kentucky twin bridges to just east of County Road 268 (Crabtree Hollow Road). Construction includes placing rock fill along the slope, building a mortar buttress below the undercut sandstone bluffs, and scaling and cushion blasting areas of the slope. A reinforced earth holding wall will be built along U.S. 52 as well.
Lane restrictions will go into effect Friday, February 19, and throughout construction, westbound U.S. 52 will be reduced to one, 11-foot lane, while eastbound U.S. 52 will remain open to two lanes of traffic. However, all four lanes of the route will be subject to short-term, temporary closure during scaling operations, whereby traffic will be stopped and held for up to 15-minute intervals. The days and times of these intermittent closures have yet to be determined.
Trucco Construction was awarded a contract in the amount of $4.05 million to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer. Motorists traveling in either direction are reminded of the need for additional caution when driving through the area.
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)