Ross-104 Closure Postponed
Thursday’s Closure Put on Hold Temporarily
Chillicothe - This week’s closure of state Route 104 at Chillicothe has been postponed.
Due to weather and material-related delays, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will not close the route just south of the U.S. Route 35 interchange. S.R. 104 was scheduled to be closed Thursday, August 6, while contractors set a bridge over S.R. 104 as part of the bike path bridge construction project.
Currently, a date to close the route has not been scheduled, and the schedule will be contingent upon the weather; however, it is anticipated that the closure may occur during overnight hours.
The Double Z Construction Company is building the bike path bridge project for approximately $1.2 million, and all work is slated to be completed in October.
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With major construction under way for the Ross-104 Widening project this year and next, ODOT is establishing an alternate route for through traffic motorists to help reduce congestion.
Alternate Ohio-104 signs are being placed along the U.S. 35 and U.S. 23 corridors, as well as on Bridge and Main streets in downtown Chillicothe, to route traffic away from the construction zone between the U.S. 35 interchange and the S.R. 207connector. The suggested route is S.R. 159/Business U.S. 23 (Bridge Street) to S.R. 207.
With an investment of $6.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and total construction cost of $10.6 million, the Ross-104 Widening project is being constructed by Shelly and Sands of Zanesville, Ohio, and the completion date is fall of 2010.
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