Work to begin next week on landslide along State Route 800 in Harrison County

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, March 13, 2014)Work will begin Monday, March 17th, on a landslide repair project along State Route 800 (Freeport-Tippecanoe Road) in Harrison County.
ODOT’s contractor, Dennison Bridge Inc., from Dennison, Ohio, will install temporary traffic signals to maintain two-way traffic in one, 12-foot lane located about two miles south of Tippecanoe.
Remediation work will include the excavation of approximately 300 feet of failing soils along the southern side of the roadway and reconstruction of the embankment with a rock buttress. Additionally, existing drainage ditches and a culvert under the road that have been covered by the slide will be repaired. Guardrail will also be replaced at the location of the slide.
The cost of this project is $810,180, and all work is expected to be completed by early September 2014.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email