Ross-28 Now Open Following Culvert Job
Contractors ahead of scheduled completion date
Chillicothe (Friday, July 23, 2010) – Nearly three weeks in advance of the scheduled completion date, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation have finished major construction for a culvert replacement on Ohio-28 in Ross County, and the route is now open to traffic.
ODOT contracted with the RC Construction Company in May to replace a large deteriorated culvert and install a retaining wall at the route’s 7.08-mile marker, between County Road 59 (Harper Station Road) and Township Road 899 (Halley Lane), approximately seven miles east of the Ross-Highland County line.
The route was closed in early June at the start of construction, and it was reopened to traffic after crews completed major operations late yesterday, July 22.
“We are pleased with the efforts of our construction team and contractors who worked effectively to move this project forward quickly and efficiently,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James A. Brushart.
With only minor finishing work to be completed in the coming week, there should be little to no impact to traffic, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers as needed.
The RC Construction Company of Cutler, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of $227,023 to replace the structure and install the retaining wall, and all work is scheduled to be completed by August 15.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)