Slide Repair Wraps Up: Adams-247 Reopens Two Months Early
Chillicothe (Friday, April 24, 2015) – More than two months ahead of schedule, a project on state Route 247 in Adams County has been completed, and the route is now open to traffic.
Working with the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s construction department, crews from DGM, Inc. expedited operations at the route’s 1.20-mile marker where they were working to remediate a landslide between U.S. Route 52 and County Road 2 (Germany Hill Road).
Construction, which began in early March, was originally slated for completion at the end of June; however, the contractors were able to complete all work and reopen the route to traffic at 2 p.m. today, April 25.
DGM, Inc. of Beaver, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $428,691 to complete the project, which included building a retaining wall and lagging wall, correcting drainage and repairing the pavement.
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