*** Media Advisory Only***
ODOT to kick off 2010 Construction Season at site of $23 million investment on Interstate 70 in Belmont County
Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World
New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 will officially kick off the 2010 Construction Season next week by highlighting over 90 projects slated across eastern Ohio, with a total investment planned of $161 million, including 17 projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or the Federal Infrastructure Stimulus.
ODOT is delivering on time, on budget, and at the highest level of quality, the largest construction program – 30 percent larger than at any other time – in Ohio history with personnel levels at a 30-year low.
(Located at Exit 210 about two miles from the Morristown Exit or Exit 208)
WHAT: ODOT District 11’s 2010 Construction Kickoff
WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Interstate 70 Westbound Rest Area in Belmont County
Ohio’s historic investments in transportation, such as this $23 million, five-mile major upgrade of Interstate 70 in Belmont County, are helping to ignite the state’s economic engine, by creating jobs, revitalizing our cities and towns, and making Ohio competitive in the global economy.
Maps for all seven of District 11’s counties and fact sheets will be available, highlighting major projects scheduled to take place this year on eastern Ohio’s transportation system.
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.