U.S. 52 Project In Lawrence County Resumes
Traffic Patterns To Be Changed On 13th Street (Ashland) Bridge
Chillicothe - With operations for a resurfacing and rehabilitation project in Lawrence County resuming next week, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be imparting lane restrictions and switching traffic patterns on Ohio-52 and the 13th Street/Simeon Willis Bridge at Ashland, Kentucky.
On Monday, March 16, Ohio-52 will be reduced to one lane in both the east and westbound directions between Hanging Rock and Coal Grove. As part of this project, two lanes of northbound traffic on the 13th Street Bridge will be reduced to one lane in order to mitigate traffic flow from two, left-turn lanes to a single, westbound lane on U.S. 52. The lane restrictions on the bridge, however, are not scheduled to be imparted until late March or early April.
Crews from Shelly and Sands Incorporated of Zanesville, Ohio, are replacing bridge decks and resurfacing U.S. 52 between the 5.00-mile marker just east of state Route 650 at Hanging Rock and the 11.84-mile marker at the eastern corporation limit of Coal Grove.
Shelly and Sands was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $10.9 million, and throughout the remainder of construction, an 11.5-foot width restriction and a 45-mile-per-hour speed limit will be in effect within the project zone.
The scheduled completion date for all work is August 31, 2009.
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio