ODOT to begin stimulus construction in Carroll County
Signal work to get underway in village of Carrollton
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Friday, July 23, 2010) – Work is set to begin Monday, August 2nd, on a traffic signal upgrade project, involving five locations or intersections in the village of Carrollton.
The historic roadway signs, which read, Putting America Back to Work; Project Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, went up last week in preparation for the $457,711 investment in Carroll County. These signs are being installed along Ohio’s roadways, interstates and bridges where work is underway on improvement projects funded with stimulus dollars.
ODOT District 11 is investing transportation stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the village by installing new energy efficient traffic signals, new signing and constructing 28 new curb ramps on State Routes 9, 39, 332, and 43.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Dick Bible, P.E. said, "Investing in safety improvements like this traffic signal project is an example of investing where it really counts. Additionally, this project highlights ODOT's commitment to green initiatives by embracing environmental stewardship and reducing energy consumption."
ODOT’s contractor for this project is Ridge Electric Co. Inc., from Magnolia, Ohio, and the completion date is November 30, 2010.
As of July 1st, ODOT and its local partners had awarded contracts on more than 381 stimulus-funded transportation construction projects worth more than $871 million. So far, 88 of those stimulus projects have been completed on Ohio's roadways and bridges, providing safer travel for Ohio's citizens and businesses.
Since the start of the Recovery Act, thousands of construction workers on stimulus-funded transportation projects in Ohio have earned more than $41.5 million in paychecks. During this summer, ODOT expects to pay out more than $40 million in additional paychecks to laborers and workers on stimulus-funded construction projects across the state.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.