Start Date For Ross-772 Project Rescheduled
Slide Repair Now Set To Begin February 9
Chillicothe (Friday, January 23, 2015) – The start of a slide repair project on state Route 772 in Ross County has been postponed; however, construction is still anticipated to begin next month.
On Monday, February 9, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will close S.R. 772 between County Road 175 (Liberty Hill Road) and Township Road 169 (Patton Hill Road) to rebuild and stabilize an existing slope. The project will include construction of a 564-foot drilled shaft wall, culvert installation, reconstruction of the route’s westbound lane, guardrail replacement and shoulder construction.
The closure, which was originally scheduled to start February 2, is anticipated to be in effect for up to 120 days, and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of U.S. 23 to S.R. 104 at Waverly to S.R. 220 and S.R. 772.
The Alan Stone Company of Cutler, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.25 million to repair the slide, and all work is anticipated to be completed in early summer.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.
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