Tuscarawas County intersection improvements made possible east of Dennison with public private partnership
Rosebud Mining Co. teamed up with state and county to make safety improvements
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 26, 2012) – Work is set to begin tomorrow on a safety improvement project at the intersection of State Route 800 and County Road 37 (Pleasant Valley Road) east of Dennison in Tuscarawas County thanks to a public private partnership.
Tuscarawas County Engineer Joe Bachman said, “This project to improve safety could not have been done without the cooperation of Rosebud Mining as well as ODOT and the Ohio Department of Development.”
The total project cost is $870,431 – 28% of which is being paid for by Rosebud Mining and the remaining balance by the Ohio Department of Development and ODOT.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam, P.E., P.S. said “We have to continue to identify innovative and alternative funding solutions for infrastructure projects which create new jobs for Ohioans. This type of partnership illustrates the agency’s goal of developing long-term, sustainable solutions to fund future transportation construction projects.”
The intersection will be realigned to make it easier and safer for coal trucks coming from the Rosebud Mining Co.’s new mine in Freeport to turn from SR 800 onto Pleasant Valley Road to reach the company’s processing plant east of Dennison.
CR 37 eastbound will be closed tomorrow, March 27th, and westbound will be closed Monday, April 2nd for construction. Additionally on Monday, April 2nd, SR 800 will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals.
The contractor for this project is Wenger Excavating Inc., from Dalton, Ohio, and the estimated completion date is June 30, 2012.
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 D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us