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ODOT completes area projects

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Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


The Ohio Department Of Transportation (ODOT) has announced the completion of two area construction projects opening up portions of roadway that had been previously restricted.


One of the completed projects is a slip repair project on S.R. 139 in Portsmouth. Crews repaired a slip at the 1.20-mile marker, between Munn Street and T.R. 165 (Hinkley Hollow Road), just south of the corporation limit.


The contract for this project is valued at $646,000 and was awarded to Alan Stone Inc. who has corporate offices in Cutler, Ohio.


According to information about the project from ODOT, contractors will have minor finishing work to complete, with little to no impact on traffic patterns and all work should be completed by the end of June.


ODOT is also reporting that State Route 335 is back open after being closed for three days.


During that closure, ODOT crews replaced a deteriorated culvert between C.R. 246 (Stout Hollow Road) and C.R. 15 (Dixon Mill Road).


That project was completed Thursday with all lane restrictions lifted.


Other ongoing ODOT projects include crews from the Shelly Company resurfacing 8.3 miles of S.R. 522 beginning at its junction with U.S. Route 52 at Wheelersburg and continuing to the Lawrence County line. Crews will also be repairing six bridges, including the U.S. 52 overpass bridge at the S.R.522/Wheelersburg exit.


According to ODOT, construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 24, on the overpass bridge. Traffic will be maintained in one, 12-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. In the remainder of the construction zone, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers when crews are at work. The Shelly Company, of Thornville, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.52 million to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed by mid-fall.


Other projects include crews are installing headwalls, replacing culverts and repaving various Shawnee State Forest roads. Throughout construction traffic will be maintained with flaggers except for intermittent periods of short-term closure. All work is anticipated to be completed by late summer.


The project deemed the Spaghetti Bowl project on U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 11-foot lane in each direction between T.R. 569 (Old U.S. 52) near the S.R. 239 interchange and the Scioto River bridges at the Portsmouth corporation limit for a major rehabilitation project. The project work limits also include portions of S.R. 73, S.R. 239 and S.R. 852. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 11-foot lane in each direction, and ramps will be reduced to 10-foot lanes. The project is anticipated to be completed in early fall 2014.


As part of the U.S. 52 resurfacing project, the exit ramp (Ramp F) from U.S. 52 East to S.R. 239 North is closed for bridge rehabilitation. Motorists will have access to S.R. 239 from the off ramp; however, there will be no access to U.S. 52 East from S.R. 239, so traffic will be detoured via S.R. 73/104. The closure is anticipated to be in effect through early July, and progression of this phase of the project will be contingent upon the weather.


S.R. 73 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane for a slip repair project and S.R. 140 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane between C.R. 51 (Great Meadow Road) and C.R. 17 (Frederick Road) at Scioto Furnace and between the intersecting points of C.R. 2 (Lick Run Lyra Road), east of South Webster for bridge repair. In addition to the bridge repair, crews will be resurfacing S.R. 140 between C.R. 251 (Hastings Hill Road) and the Lawrence County line, as well as in Lawrence County from the Scioto to the Jackson County lines.


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.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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