U.S. Route 40 sidewalk and paving project to begin next week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 12, 2015) – Work is set to begin next Monday, May 18th, on a $3.38 million project to resurface over four miles of U.S. Route 40 from Brookside to Blaine in Belmont County.
In addition to pavement, new sidewalks and new curbs will be constructed.
Starting Monday, on-street parking will be prohibited in some areas during work. However, two lanes of traffic will be maintained on U.S. 40 – currently being used as the detour for the Marion Street bridge project – until the westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp are reopened this summer. At that time, one lane of traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT’s contractor is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date is mid-October 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.