ODOT invests more than $10 million in Noble County roads and bridges  State Route 78 intersection improvement project now open

NOBLE COUNTY (Tuesday, November 30, 2010) – Many of the roads and bridges in Noble County are safer, thanks to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and its historical $2 billion construction program this year.

With the opening of the State Route 78 intersection improvement project last week, Noble County residents can travel safer and with fewer delays.

“This year was ODOT’s largest construction program in the state’s history,” said District 10 Deputy Director Karen Pawloski.  “These investments help make Noble County a safer place to live, work and raise a family.”

Since May of 2010, ODOT has been working on the SR 78 and CR 56 intersection - adding turn lanes, improving sight distance and widening nearly three-quarters of a mile of SR 78 and half-a-mile of SR 821 in order to make the intersection safer and more accessible to businesses.

As part of the $2.6 million project, ODOT installed a new Park & Ride at the intersection which is nearly full each day.

ODOT invested in seven projects worth more than $10 million during the 2010 construction program, including the SR 821 and 513 bridge replacement projects, a seven mile pavement modernization and resurfacing project on Interstate 77 and a twelve mile pavement resurfacing project on SR 145.

During the 2010 construction program, ODOT District 10 invested in 67 transportation projects worth more than $240 million throughout southeast Ohio. Click HERE to view all 67 District 10 transportation projects

For ODOT's 2011 and 2012 construction program, Noble County will see an investment of at least 10 transportation projects worth nearly $11 million.

A map of this year’s transportation projects can be found by visiting http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117191746484901849297.0004956cccece4c6a1e6e&ll=39.744154,-81.267242&spn=0.756046,1.229095&z=10

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For more information contact: David Rose, District 10 Communications Office, at 740-568-3904