Work to begin on State Route 179 pavement preservation project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 31, 2016) – Work will begin next Monday, June 6th, on a project to extend the pavement life on four miles of State Route 179 in Holmes County.
As a preservation treatment, SR 179 will be chip sealed from SR 39 west of Nashville to SR 226 south of the Ashland County line.
Utilizing aggressive preservation treatments, such as chip seals, lowers costs over the long term, enabling ODOT to resurface more roads and provide a smoother ride for more people.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT’s contractor for this $200,000 project is the Shelly Company, from Thornville, Ohio, and the completion date is June 30, 2016.
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