Ohio Department of Transportation    News Release
District 9  Vaughn Wilson, P.E., Deputy Director
650 Eastern Avenue • Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
www.transportation.ohio.gov/dist9
S.R. 134 Bridge Repair Project Begins Today
Chillicothe (Tuesday, March 4, 2014) – A bridge rehabilitation project on state Route 134 in Highland County is scheduled to begin, and the route will be closed to traffic today, March 4.
 
S.R. 134 will be closed at the 10.58-mile marker, which is immediately north of Township Road 104 (Brown Road) and approximately 3.5 miles south of U.S. Route 50 at Dodsonville, for contractors to replace the deck and repair the abutments of the bridge situated over Little North Fork Creek.
 
The route was scheduled to be closed yesterday; however, this was postponed due to the weather, and the route will now be closed this morning. While S.R. 134 is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. 50, U.S. 68 and S.R. 131.
 
DGM, Inc., of Beaver, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of $449,799.15 to repair the bridge, and all work is expected to be completed by mid-summer.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.ohgo.com
 
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
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For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio