Claridon-Troy Road to close between Hubbard & Patch Roads this weekend
ODOT’s highly skilled employees performing work once done by private contractors
GEAUGA COUNTY (Monday, October 19, 2015) – On Saturday, October 24 at approximately 7 a.m., the Ohio Department of Transportation will CLOSE State Route 700 (Claridon-Troy Road) to replace two separate storm water culverts between Hubbard Road and Patch Road in Geauga County. The road will remain closed until 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.
One of the replacements will be the installation of a 48 inch concrete pipe, approximately 60 feet in length. The other will be the installation of a 24 inch polyethylene pipe, about 60 feet in length.
This project shows firsthand how legislation passed in 2013 has helped the state’s workforce be more productive and cost effective. The new law, passed as part of ODOT’s Fiscal Year 2014/2015 budget in House Bill 51 of the 130th General Assembly, changed the way force accounts are applied to ODOT from the traditional specified dollar amount to a scope-based application.
In simple terms, it allows the state of Ohio’s highly trained, skilled employees to perform work at the same level and standards as their private counterparts, saving Ohio taxpayers, while still providing a safe and cost efficient product. ODOT spends 93 percent of its time and resources taking care of what it has. Thanks to this legal change, ODOT’s workforce is able to do larger projects in-house faster and at a lower cost to the state of Ohio.
The official detour will be as follows:
From the north – Take State Route 168 (Tavern Road) southbound approximately 7.2 miles to State Route 528 (Madison Road). Turn right (south) on Madison Road for 0.2 miles. Turn right (west) onto U.S. Route 422 (Main Market Road) and proceed 4.3 miles.
From the south – Take U.S. Route 422 eastbound (Main Market Road) for 4.3 miles to State Route 528 (Madison Road). Turn left on Madison Road and proceed north for 0.2 miles. Turn left (north) on State Route 168 (Tavern Road) and proceed 7.2 miles.