Scioto-522 Resurfacing, Bridge Repair Project On Tap
Overpass Bridge To Be Reduced To One Lane; Traffic Maintained With Signals
Chillicothe (Thursday, June 13, 2013) – Construction for a resurfacing and bridge repair project on state Route 522 in Scioto County is set to begin, as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation start preliminary operations.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, crews from the Shelly Company will be resurfacing 8.3 miles of S.R. 522 beginning at its junction with U.S. Route 52 at Wheelersburg and continuing to the Lawrence County line. In addition to paving the route, the contractors will be repairing six bridges, including the U.S. 52 overpass bridge at the S.R.522/Wheelersburg exit.
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 24, and as work gets under way on the overpass bridge, traffic will be maintained in one, 12-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. In the remainder of the construction zone, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers when crews are at work.
The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.52 million to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed by mid-fall.
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. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line