News Release


District 10 • 338 Muskingum Drive • Marietta, Ohio 45750 •


Two More Stimulus Projects are Go!

Marietta (July 21, 2009) - Two stimulus projects, one on SR 376 in Morgan County and the other on SR 379 in Monroe County, were sold on July 15, 2009. Shelly & Sands Company, from Zanesville, Ohio, was awarded the contract.

The $1.23 million SR 379 project in Monroe County is an 8.07 mile infrastructure enhancement project designed to strengthen the existing asphalt pavement. The project begins near SR 78 and ends at the Belmont County line.

"It's wonderful to see the Recovery money coming home to the Sixth Congressional District," Congressman Charlie Wilson (OH-6) said. Wilson voted to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February. "Projects like this create jobs and improve our infrastructure, which has been sorely neglected for too long."

Similarly, the $1.36 million SR 376 project in Morgan County is a 9.74 mile infrastructure enhancement project, with curb and sidewalk upgrades. The project will begin near CR 107 and continue through the Village of McConnelsville, Windsor, and Malta Township, then ending at SR 60.

"With each stimulus project, we are creating jobs, improving the safety of our roads and bridges, and making Appalachia a better place to live and work," stated Larry Woodford, ODOT District 10 Deputy Director. "We are very fortunate to have the leadership of Governor Strickland, who continues to support Ohio families and communities through job creation and investment in the state’s infrastructure."

Of the thirteen total Transportation Stimulus Projects in District 10, the Monroe and Morgan County projects are the second and third projects to be sold, the first being the seven-mile infrastructure enhancement project on SR 7 in Meigs County.

"Receiving stimulus funds to upgrade and repair a major state route is critical to the safety our residents," confirmed Steven Hook, Morgan County Engineer. "We truly appreciate the investment and are excited to break ground on the stimulus project."

ODOT District 10 has received over $156 million for stimulus transportation projects, including the Nelsonville Bypass in Athens and Hocking Counties, various county bridge rehabilitations, and other infrastructure enhancements. Three other stimulus projects, Washington County SR 60 enhancement, Vinton County SR 50 enhancement, and Morgan County guardrail project, will be sold on July 29, 2009.

"These stimulus projects are vital to our region’s economy and future infrastructure," explained Misty Casto, Executive Director of Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District. "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Department of Transportation are improving our region by creating jobs for Appalachian families and advancing our infrastructure through transportation projects."

For more information on District 10 stimulus projects, click here.