SR 644 to be closed Wednesday east of Kensington – not Monday
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, August 08, 2013) – State Route 644 will not be closed to traffic until next Wednesday, August 14th, east of Kensington in Columbiana County for a bridge replacement project. It was originally scheduled to be closed on Monday, August 12th.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 644, SR 9, and U.S. Route 30 in Kensington, traffic will be detoured east on U.S. 30 to SR 164 south to SR 518 west back to SR 644, and reverse.
SR 644 will only be closed for seven calendar days. However, traffic may be restricted with flaggers during the remaining construction, while ODOT’s contractor, Marucci & Gaffney Excavating Co., from Youngstown, Ohio, replaces an existing concrete slab bridge with a box culvert.
The total cost for this project is $197,451, and the completion date is October 1, 2013.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
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