Warmer temperatures bring start of resurfacing work in Holmes County
ODOT invests $3.6 million on two Holmes County pavement projects
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, March 24, 2010) – As the orange barrels of spring replace the grey snow of winter, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) begins the largest construction program in Ohio’s long history – 30 percent larger than at any other time.
Crews plan to begin work begin Monday, April 5th, on two different projects in Holmes County, resurfacing State Routes 93 and 514, a small section of SR 651 in Tuscarawas County, and U.S. Route 62 and SR 520.
Over five miles of SR 93 will be resurfaced from the Coshocton County line through Baltic to the Holmes/Tuscarawas County line, under a mile of SR 651 will be resurfaced from the Coshocton County line to the junction of SR 93 in Baltic, and almost six miles of SR 514 will be resurfaced from the Knox/Holmes County line to the village of Nashville's north corporation limit. ODOT's contractor, for this $2 million project, is Superior Paving & Materials Inc., from North Canton, Ohio, and the completion date is September 30, 2010.
Additionally, about four miles of U.S. 62 will be resurfaced from about two miles west of SR 520 to about two miles east of Killbuck, and over seven miles of SR 520 will be resurfaced from Glenmont to the junction of U.S. 62. ODOT's contractor, for this $1.6 million job, is Melway Paving, Co. Inc., from Holmesville, Ohio, and the completion date is July 31, 2010.
Traffic will be maintained on both projects with flaggers.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Richard Bible, P.E., said, "Orange barrels and cones across this state represent jobs being created and retained by hard-working Ohioans."
Ohio’s historic investments in transportation are igniting the state’s economic engine, by creating jobs, revitalizing our cities and towns, and making Ohio competitive in the global economy. Along with existing contracts, federal stimulus funding and ODOT’s dedicated federal and state gas tax dollars combined, ODOT anticipates nearly $5 billion in active state construction projects in Ohio through this biennium (State Fiscal Years 2010-2011).
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.