OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2009
Pre-Blasting Public Meeting to be Held in Bellaire Thursday Evening
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) -- Hilltop Energy Inc., from Lisbon, Ohio, and Shelly & Sands Inc., from Zanesville, Ohio, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11, will be holding a pre-blasting meeting for residents of Bellaire this Thursday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Bellaire Public Library located at 330 32nd Street.
Officials will explain blasting techniques and operations to be used as part of the State Route 149 relocation project west of the village's corporation limits. Blasting will be used to remove part of the hillside to allow for the realignment of the roadway.
Completion date for this $6.3 million project is August 2010.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events, visit ODOT's gateway to traffic and roadway information at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information, contact: Becky McCarty, Public Information Officer, at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us.
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
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