TIC Opening Delayed; SCI-728 Now Open
Chillicothe (Monday, July 11, 2011) – Although a renovation project at the Travel Information Center (TIC) on U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County is nearly finished, the center’s opening has been postponed while contractors and crews complete minor finishing work.
The TIC that is located just south of the Scioto-Pike County line was scheduled to reopen today, July 11; however, the opening has been delayed until later this week or early next as crews need to complete punchlist items relating to the facility’s wastewater, air handling and computer systems.
The remodeling project to upgrade the facility has included installing new plumbing, electric, heating and cooling systems, and other utilities for greater efficiency. This is part of a statewide initiative in which ODOT has been working to upgrade 44 rest areas and travel centers around the state to be more energy efficient, environmentally responsible and customer friendly.
In addition to the U.S. 23 TIC, the rest area on S.R. 32 in Pike County is undergoing a similar renovation project, and this facility is scheduled to reopen in mid to late-August.
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Work for a railroad repair project over state Route 728 in Scioto County has been completed, and the route is now open to traffic.
S.R. 728 was closed Monday, June 20, at its junction with U.S. 23 at Lucasville for crews from Suburban Maintenance and Construction to rehabilitate the overpass for the Norfolk-Southern rail line.
The route was reopened to traffic today, July 11, following most major construction for the project.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)
or email D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us