Work to begin on SR 344 bridge replacement project in Leetonia
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, July 18, 2016) – Work is expected to get started this week on a State Route 344 bridge replacement project in Leetonia, Columbiana County.
Beginning August 1st, SR 344 will be closed and traffic detoured for 90 days on SR 14.
The project is replacing an existing 32-foot single span reinforced concrete slab structure on stone gravity abutments spanning Cherry Valley Run with a new 34-foot single span concrete slab bridge on concrete pile abutments.
ODOT’s contractor for this $1.34 million project is Marucci & Gaffney Excavating Co., from Youngstown, Ohio, and the completion date is October 31, 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