Second Ross-23 Preservation Project On Tap
Restrictions to go into effect week of July 18
Chillicothe (Friday, July 8, 2016) – As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s $82 million construction program this year, a second resurfacing and culvert replacement is slated to begin on U.S. Route 23 in Ross County.
“The summer construction program is heating up throughout the district, and this is one of two major preservation projects we have taking place on U.S. 23 in Ross County,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
Crews from Shelly & Sands, Incorporated will begin operations this month on U.S. 23, where they will be paving the route between the state Route 159 interchange, north of Chillicothe, and the Pickaway County line. The project also includes pavement repairs and minor structure repair to the bridges, as well as a culvert replacement just north of County Road 275 (Crouse Chapel Road).
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, July 18, with the culvert replacement north of Crouse Chapel Road, and traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one, 11-foot lane in each direction at the work site. Paving operations will begin following this; at which time, the remainder of the construction zone will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
Shelly & Sands, Inc. was awarded a contract for approximately $2.18 million to complete the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early fall.
In a separate project, crews from the Shelly Company will be resurfacing U.S. 23, between C.R. 600 (Massieville Road) and the S.R. 104 interchange, south of Chillicothe. Included in this project was a culvert replacement between Township Road 183 (Trego Creek Road) and T.R. 1173 (Maple Lane), which has already been completed.
The contractors will resume operations in the coming week to begin additional pavement repairs before the start of paving operations. Once they return to the work site, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction.
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 and outside Ohio