By: Bret Bevens, PDT Sports Writer
April 18, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
With the 2013 construction season well under way, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to begin a resurfacing project on state Route 125 in Adams County near the Adams-Scioto County line, which also brings about a reminder of the need for caution.
“We have a very active construction program in District 9 this year, and as the orange barrels and cones go up for both construction and maintenance projects, it’s important to remind motorists of the additional need for safety in all work zones,” ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, said.
Lane restrictions will go into effect on Ohio 125 beginning Monday, April 22, as crews from the Shelly Company reduce the route to one lane for a resurfacing project between County Road 125A (Lynx Road), approximately 1.6 miles east of Ohio 348, and the Adams-Scioto County line.
Throughout construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane during daytime, business hours, and traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers when crews are at work.
“The most common causes of crashes are following too closely, failing to yield or control, and speeding,” Wilson said. “While the department takes great precautions to ensure motorists and workers are safe, motorists can help by exercising good judgment and common sense in the work zone.”
The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.66 million to resurface the route, and all work is anticipated to be completed by mid-fall.
Wilson said for additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.ohgo.com.
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