Slide Repair Slated For Construction On Brown-52
Chillicothe (Friday, January 10, 2014) – Construction will get under way this month on U.S. Route 52 in Brown County as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation undertake an embankment and slide repair project near Higginsport.
On Monday, January 27, crews from DGM Incorporated of Beaver, Ohio, will start construction to correct the slope along the south (eastbound) side of U.S. 52 at the route’s 3.58-mile marker, which is situated between the Brown-Clermont County line and the village of Higginsport. Construction includes placing rock to build the embankment, as well as leveling and resurfacing portions of the roadway.
During construction, two lanes of traffic will be shifted to the north (westbound) side and shoulder of the route, and traffic will be maintained in two lanes with both temporary pavement and flaggers.
DGM, Inc., was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $328,522 in December, and the project is anticipated to be completed by mid-summer.
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 and outside Ohio