Second ARRA-Funded Project On Tap In Adams County
C.R. 70 To Be Closed For Short Term Next Month
Chillicothe (Monday, May 24, 2010) – Preliminary operations are under way for a second American Recovery and Reinvestment Act transportation project in Adams County, as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation prepare to resurface a portion of County Road 70 near West Union.
“As ODOT delivers the largest construction program in Ohio history - 30 percent larger than at any other time, it is a busy year for the district, as well as the entire department,” said District 9 Deputy Director James A. Brushart. “We are also pleased to be working with our partners at the Adams County Engineer’s Office while rebuilding and preserving our state and local transportation infrastructure.”
On Tuesday, June 1, crews f rom Cox Paving will close C.R. 70 (Lloyd Road) for a two-lane resurfacing project that extends approximately one mile from its junction at state Route 125 toward C.R. 22 (Chapparal Road).
While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured locally via state routes 125and 136, and although the scheduled completion date for all work is June 30, the project should be completed well in advance of this date.
Cox Paving, Incorporated, of Leesburg, Ohio, was awarded a contract for approximately $112,934 to resurface Lloyd Road.
Transportation Investments At Work
In District 9’s eight-county region, there are 13 projects which have been identified to receive funds from the ARRA. In addition to the project on Lloyds Road, stimulus funds are being directed to three projects on state Route 32, including the ongoing resurfacing and rehabilitation projects in Adams and Brown counties.
As of the end of April, ODOT and its local partners have awarded contracts on more than 335 different stimulus-funded transportation construction projects worth more than $882 million, of which $557 million are stimulus funds. So far, 71 stimulus projects have been completed on Ohio's roadways and bridges, providing safer travel for Ohio's citizens and businesses.
A complete list of the transportation infrastructure projects prioritized for stimulus funding – with updates on projects which have been authorized by the Federal Highway Administration, contracts which have been awarded, and new employment opportunities – can be found online at www.dot.state.oh.us.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)