ODOT District 11 will be investing transportation stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Columbiana County by replacing and modernizing the State Route 154 bridge about three miles east of State Route 7 and Rogers.
The historic roadway signs, which read, Putting America Back to Work; Project Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are to be installed on both sides of the bridge Monday around noon. The signs are being located along Ohio’s roadways, interstates and bridges where work is underway on improvement projects funded with stimulus dollars.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Dick Bible, P.E. said, "These investments are putting Ohioans back to work and transforming our transportation system for generations to come. This box beam bridge was built in 1991 and is being replaced with a steel beam superstructure which has a much longer life expectancy of up to 75 years."
One-way traffic will be maintained with temporary traffic signals at the structure during construction. ODOT’s contractor for this project, A P O’horo Company, from Youngstown, Ohio, expects to begin physical work on the bridge in early March, weather permitting.
Since the start of the stimulus, Ohio workers on these stimulus-funded projects have logged more than 660,600 hours and earned more than $21 million in paychecks. ODOT continues to invest, oversee and monitor more than $1.5 billion in transportation stimulus funds directed to Ohio and its local communities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
As of February 1st, ODOT and its local partners have awarded contracts on 190 different construction projects worth more than $528 million (of which $418.9 million are stimulus funds).
An up-to-date list of the transportation infrastructure projects receiving stimulus funding – with updates on projects approved, contracts awarded, and new employment opportunities – can be found online at