Width Restriction Changed For Scioto-52 Bridge Rehabilitation
Chillicothe (Monday, March 29, 2010) – Due to construction and maintenance of traffic concerns at the Sciotoville overpass on U.S. Route 52, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will change the width restriction for westbound traffic, reducing it by six inches.
Crews from the Velotta Company are rehabilitating a series of eight structures on U.S. 52 between S.R. 139 at New Boston and S.R. 140 near the eastern corporation limit of Portsmouth.
U.S. 52 is currently reduced to one lane in each direction; however, the single westbound lane will now be reduced to 11 feet at the 25-mile marker; U.S. 52 East will not be changed, and traffic will continue to be maintained in one, 11’6” lane.
The change in width restriction is schedule to go into effect Wednesday, March 31. Motorists are advised to exercise additional caution and to expect possible intermittent periods of delay as a reduced speed limit is also in effect through the construction zone.
The Velotta Company of Sharon Center, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $2.54 million to complete the project, and the project is anticipated to be completed by May 1.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9