ODOT to begin more stimulus construction in Columbiana County
Resurfacing work to get underway on State Route 45 and State Route 558
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, March 31, 2010) – American Recovery and Reinvestment signs will go up Monday, April 5th, as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) readies to begin construction on a $2.5 million investment in Columbiana County.
ODOT District 11 will be investing transportation stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Columbiana County by resurfacing almost five miles of State Route 45 and over 12 miles of State Route 558.
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 SR 45 outside of Salem Monday. 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 to work and transforming our transportation system for generations to come. By making this investment, these pavements will be extended by 10 to 12 years."
SR 45 will be resurfaced from the junction of U.S. Route 62 in Salem to just south of County Road 445 (Salem Grange Rd.), and SR 558 will be resurfaced from the junction of SR 45 at Teegarden to the junction of SR 46 south of New Waterford.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT’s contractor for this project, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Warren, Ohio, expects to begin pavement repairs April 12th, and the completion date is July 31, 2010.
As of March, ODOT and its local partners have awarded contracts on 227 different construction projects worth more than $596 million (of which $493 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 www.dot.state.oh.us.
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.