News Release

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

District 10 • 338 Muskingum Drive • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Districts/D10

 

Phase Three of Nelsonville Bypass to Sell in July

 

Athens County (May 29, 2009) - Phase three of the US 33 Nelsonville Bypass, the largest stimulus project in Ohio, will go out for bid on July 22, 2009. Phase three is estimated to be around $100 million. Phase two is set to go out for bid the beginning of August.

Phase three will begin near Doanville and focus on constructing 3.87 miles of a new four-lane highway. Also included in Phase three is the construction of the US 33/ SR 78 / SR 691 interchange. The project will reroute SR 78 1.63 miles through the Happy Hollow Area to form the interchange. when completed, the bypass will be eight-and-a-half miles long.

"The investment in the Nelsonville Bypass will have the greatest local, regional, and multi-state economic impact than any other transportation project in District 10," stated Larry Woodford, ODOT District 10 Deputy Director. "Furthermore, the bypass will provide a safe connection to other major routes throughout our district and make travel easier to Appalachia and its unique destinations."

The US 33 Corridor is a designated National Highway System route that extends from Michigan to Virginia. US 33 carries a substantial amount of interstate traffic between cities such as South Bend and Fort Wayne Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Charleston West Virginia.

As part of the $774 million transportation stimulus funds, Phase two and three of the Nelsonville Bypass received $150 million total from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

A website has been created for the Nelsonville Bypass Project. For more information, click HERE.

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To seamlessly link Ohio’s highways, railways, transit, aviation and port facilities, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will promote a world-class, integrated multi-modal transportation system that is cost-efficient, effective and reliable for all of the state’s citizens, businesses and travelers. ODOT District 10 serves Ohio’s multi-modal transportation needs in Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Vinton & Washington Counties.

For more information contact David Rose at (740) 568-3904, ODOT District 10 Communications Office. Up-to-date traffic and construction information can be found online 24-hours a day at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org