By Ryan Ottney

November 2, 2013

Ryan Scott Ottney

PDT Staff Writer

Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are preparing for a slip repair project on U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County.

Crews from the Alan Stone Company are tentatively scheduled to begin work Monday, Nov. 11, to rebuild and stabilize an existing slope and repair a slip located along the southbound lanes at the route’s 2.60-mile marker. Alan Stone was awarded a contract for approximately $759,205 to repair the slip, and the project is anticipated to be completed by early summer of 2014.

The project site is located at the northern corporation limit of Portsmouth, between Selma Street and Township Road 162 (Lowry Hollow Road), and throughout construction, the route will be reduced to one, 12-foot lane in the southbound direction. Northbound U.S. 23 should not be affected by this project.

For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit on ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.

Ryan Scott Ottney can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 287, or rottney@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Ryan on Twitter @PDTWriter.