Pavement work to begin on State Routes 258 and 342 in Harrison and Tuscarawas Counties
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 11, 2010) – Construction signs for upcoming pavement work are expected to go up next Monday, May 17th, on State Routes 258 and 342 in both Harrison and Tuscarawas Counties.
Over 11 miles of SR 258 will be chip sealed from SR 800 to the junction of SR 342, and over four miles of SR 342 will be chip sealed from Freeport to the Guernsey County line. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
District 11 Deputy Director Dick Bible, P.E., said, "Chip sealing is a common pavement maintenance practice that extends pavement life and provides a good driving surface at about one fourth to one third the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay. It's a great pavement treatment on low traffic routes, because it extends the time between asphalt overlays, resulting in lower costs over the long term."
Chip seals also eliminate the need to crack seal, provides an effective moisture barrier for the underlying pavement against water intrusion, and prevents deterioration of the asphalt surface from the effects of aging and oxidation due to water and sun.
Physical work is expected to begin the week of May 24th.
ODOT's contractor for this $499,362 project is Shelly Company, from Twinsburg, Ohio, and the completion date is mid-September 2010.
ODOT reminds motorists to SLOW DOWN for the "Cone Zone;" turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the highway workers. Remember, fines in work zones are doubled for not obeying traffic signs. Minimize distractions – turn OFF cell phones in construction zones. Remember to always buckle up.
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.