Pavement repairs planned next week in Holmes County
Holmes County Amish Committee donates money for road work
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, June 06, 2016) – Pavement repairs are planned next week for sections of State Route 241 and U.S. Route 62 as well as Amish Buggy lanes in Holmes County.
On Monday and Tuesday, June 13th and 14th, ODOT’s contractor Holmes Supply Corp, from Holmesville, Ohio, will be performing pavement repairs in the northbound lane on SR 241 and at the square in Mt. Hope. Also on Tuesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 16th, work will be performed on over a mile of SR 241 between County Road 77 and Township Road 652 and on the Amish Buggy lanes along SR 241 north of Mt. Hope.
On Wednesday, June 15th, paving work will take place in the east and westbound lanes of U.S. 62 and in the Amish Buggy lanes along U.S. 62 west of Winesburg.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
The Holmes County Amish Steering Committee, a subgroup of the Amish Safety Committee, donated $124,000 to a Road Maintenance Fund that will help pay for these repairs. In accordance with Section 5501.33(A) of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), any organization, individual or group of individuals may give money to ODOT to pay expenses the state incurs in maintaining, repairing or reconstructing state highways and roads upon which animal-drawn vehicles travel.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “We are thrilled with this ongoing partnership and very appreciative of the Amish community’s generosity to assist us with roadway maintenance and repairs. It helps us stretch our dollars to do more work.”
The total cost of all this work is $231,957.
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