Ross-28 Resurfacing Project On Tap
Contractors scheduled to begin operations next week
Chillicothe (Friday, August 13, 2010) – Construction to repair a damaged section of roadway in Ross County will begin next week as the Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to resurface state Route 28.
According to ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James A. Brushart, crews from the Shelly Company will be resurfacing the route from the Ross-Highland County line near Greenfield to the 6.0-mile marker near County Road 59 (Harper Station Road).
“Although it was not placed on this year’s construction agenda, we have awarded an emergency contract and are moving forward next week with a resurfacing project to restore the damaged road,” said Brushart.
The resurfacing project became necessary after a six-mile section of pavement on Ohio-28 began to deteriorate as a result of several variables, including a failing product and this summer’s extreme heat and humidity.
The contractors are scheduled to mobilize crews early next week, with grinding operations starting Monday, August 16. This will be followed by a full-depth asphalt resurfacing that is scheduled to be completed by September 30.
The Shelly Company of Thornville, Ohio, was awarded a contract earlier this week in the amount of $537,534.68 to resurface the route, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)