Scioto-23 Slip Repair Wraps Up
Chillicothe (Monday, April 21, 2014) – A slip repair project on U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County is nearing completion, and contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will reopen the route later today.
Crews from the Alan Stone Company have been rebuilding and stabilizing a slope that was located along the southbound lanes of U.S. 23 at the northern corporation limit of Portsmouth, between Selma Street and Township Road 162 (Lowry Hollow Road).
The project began in November 2013, with U.S. 23 South reduced to one, southbound lane. Following the crews' work since then, the route will be reopened by 5 p.m. today, April 21, approximately six weeks ahead of the June 1 completion date.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit on 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.
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 & outside Ohio