Start Of Scioto-73 Bridge Replacement Postponed
Contractors Proposing MOT Changes
Chillicothe (Sunday, January 25, 2015) – Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will delay start of a bridge replacement on state Route 73 in Scioto County in order to review and revise traffic plans for the project.
Crew from the Ohio Bridge Corporation will be replacing the bridge over Rarden Creek by relocating it adjacent to the existing structure. The project site is located at the western corporation limit of Rarden, and along with a new bridge, construction will include approach work and realigning a small portion of the roadway on S.R. 73.
Throughout construction, the route will remain open; however, the current plans call for traffic to be maintained in one lane on either the existing or the new structure with temporary signals until the new bridge and alignment have been completed.
Instead, the contractors have proposed a maintenance of traffic plan that will allow two-way traffic to flow without the use of a signal and by flaggers during the final stage of construction. A decision to modify the plan will be made once they have surveyed the area and their plans have been submitted to ODOT for review and approval.
Although a new start date has yet to be established, it is anticipated that construction will begin in early February.
The Ohio Bridge Corporation was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.25 million to replace the bridge, and all work is anticipated to be completed in late summer.
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