Ford Street to be closed in Irondale for bridge replacement project
Funded by Ohio’s Bridge Partnership Program
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 13, 2017) – The Ford Street bridge (County Road 50) over the North Fork of Yellow Creek in the village of Irondale, Jefferson County, is scheduled to be closed Monday, March 20th, for 75 days for a $635,600 replacement project made possible by Gov. John R. Kasich’s Ohio Bridge Partnership Program.
Traffic will be detoured on Jackson Street, Creek Street, East Street, and Broadway Street.
The Ohio Bridge Partnership Program, developed by ODOT in late 2013, provides resources to assist counties and cities with the replacement of their bridges. Since the program’s inception, two additional phases have been added, totaling $10 million each. Altogether, about $140 million has been invested throughout the state to replace more than 220 county and city-owned bridges.
ODOT’s contractor is Shelly & Sands Inc., from, Columbus, Ohio. All work is expected to be completed by the end of November 2017.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov