ODOT begins construction on new maintenance facility in Columbiana County

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 06, 2014)Demolition work got underway today on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Columbiana County maintenance facility located along U.S. Route 30 outside of Lisbon to make room for a brand new, $7.6 million complex to house its local operations.

ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “This investment in eastern Ohio’s transportation system will improve customer service and the overall efficiency of our operations.”

ODOT’s Columbiana County workforce, including 34 full-time employees, is responsible for maintaining 654 lane miles and 189 bridges.

The new complex will replace an outdated, 45-year old structure with ever-increasing maintenance costs and include:

  • Material storage – an additional 4,000 ton salt structure built next to the existing 4,000 ton structure
  • An equipment storage building
  • A truck storage building
  • A mechanical service area
  • A wash bay
  • A material lay down area
  • A fuel station
  • And, a main garage building with offices

Since the new facility is being constructed in its current location, ODOT’s workforce has been temporarily relocated to the Columbiana Park District at 300 South Jefferson Street in Lisbon.

This is a design-build project – meaning design and construction are taking place at the same time, reducing the overall schedule and providing for a faster completion. MacAdam said, “We’ve chosen this contracting method with a very aggressive schedule to ensure that our workers are back and in this new facility before next snow and ice season. Our return date is November 2014.”

ODOT’s prime contractor for the project is Regency Construction Services, from Lakewood, Ohio. Some site work is expected to be completed next spring.

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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
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