U.S. Route 62 in Holmes County reopened to traffic
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, June 26, 2013) – U.S. Route 62 was reopened to traffic this afternoon.
It was closed April 1st near the Knox County line for construction of a pedestrian/bike tunnel under the roadway as part of the Holmes County Trail Project, Phase 5.
This phase of the trail project connects the Knox County Mohican Valley Trail to Holmes County Road 10 on the Holmes County Trail in Brinkhaven.
About 1,000 feet of a shared use trail, including a 260-foot lighted tunnel under U.S. 62, was constructed.
ODOT’s contractor for this $547,237 project was Page Excavating Inc., from Lucas, Ohio.
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.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us