Third U.S. 23 Improvement Project Set To Begin
Rumble Stripe Project Gets Under Way Next Week
Chillicothe (Saturday, August 13, 2016) – With two preservation projects on U.S. Route 23 in Ross County under way, a third project to improve safety on the four-lane corridor will begin next week.
On Monday, August 15, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin installing rumble stripes along the edge lines of the route’s center, two-way left turn lane of U.S. 23. The work zone extends from just north Waverly in Pike County to County Road 600 (Massieville Road) in Ross County.
A contract was awarded to W L Markers, Incorporated for approximately $85,243 to complete the safety upgrade, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in the driving lane in both the north and southbound direction. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-September.
In addition to this, ODOT is investing in excess of $3.5 million to improve more than nine miles of U.S. 23 in Ross County, and construction continues north and south of Chillicothe for two separate resurfacing and bridge repair projects.
Currently, contractors are paving U.S. 23 between Massieville Road and the S.R. 104 interchange, south of Chillicothe, and the route is also reduced to one lane in each direction C.R. 275 (Crouse Chapel Road) and T.R. 279 (Blackwater Road) north of the city for a culvert replacement and bridge repair. The latter project will also include resurfacing the route from the S.R. 159 interchange to the Pickaway County line.
Motorists may encounter short-term periods of delay when crews are at work, specifically at the various intersections, and they are reminded of the need for additional caution throughout the entire U.S. 23 corridor, where crews and heavy equipment are moving in and out of the multiple work zones.
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