ODOT’s contractor to begin Lisbon Street repairs in East Liverpool
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 24, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 has hired a contractor for the emergency repairs needed to fix a landslide that began in March along Lisbon Street (State Route 267), taking three homes with it, in the city of East Liverpool, Columbiana County.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “From the very beginning of this event, our staff has worked closely with the city, visiting the site, assisting with traffic control, and providing guidance. As soon as we were notified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of a declared storm event from earlier this year, we coordinated a site visit with FHWA and city officials to determine the site’s eligibility for funding.”
Due to the complex nature of this landslide and repairs needed, ODOT has assumed the responsibility to restore the roadway and its future integrity for the city of East Liverpool and the impacted property owners.
MacAdam said, “This work obviously exceeds the city’s routine maintenance responsibilities, and we have engineers and professionals who are trained to handle these technical processes and requirements to obtain as much of the federal funding available as possible. Our goal is to minimize the financial burden on the city as well as help the property owners, and restore public safety as quickly as possible.”
ODOT’s contractor, Alan Stone Co. Inc., from Cutler, Ohio, will begin mobilizing equipment tomorrow, and hopes to complete it by the end of July. Construction is estimated to cost $1.7 million.
Lisbon Street (SR 267) was officially reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals for local traffic only on April 5th. All other traffic is asked to follow the designated detour route which starts at the intersection of the SR 267 and SR 7 in East Liverpool, going east on U.S. Route 30 West/SR 7 North/SR 11 North on-ramp, then north on the U.S. 30 West/SR 7 North/SR 11 North, taking SR 7 North to the SR 267 (Rogers Exit) back to SR 267, and reverse.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov