Work underway on SR 147 bridge removal project west of Bethesda
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, May 04, 2015) – Work is getting underway to remove a bridge over an abandoned railroad line on State Route 147 between Bethesda and Barnesville in Belmont County.
No impacts are expected to traffic until early July when SR 147 is expected to close for about 30 days.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be performing most of the work, including building fill and erosion control, from underneath the structure.
The completion date for this $935,683 project is May 31, 2016, to allow for settlement. However, all work is expected to be completed by mid-August 2015.
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.