A benefit dance for Sheila Applegate, who is battling leukemia, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at Southern Ohio Medical Center Life Center Gym, 1202 18th St., Portsmouth. Cost will be $7 for Life Center members and $10 per person for others.
All proceeds from the dance will be donated to Applegate for medical and travel expenses.
Attire is dressy casual. Bring a snack to share with fellow dances. Music will be presented by Mary Cowling. For more information, call Connie Lee at (740) 941-6140, or e-mail email@example.com or Dan Sissel at (740) 352-6077, e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineer plans schedule
Craig J. Opperman, Scioto County engineer, announces the work schedule for Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 30. The work will include:
• Concrete pipe installation —
Lucasville-Minford, County Road 28 in Madison Township, will be closed Monday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. County crews will be replacing a concrete pipe located at the 5.46 mile marker, 0.39 mile from High Street and 0.47 mile from Ohio 335.
• Road and bridge improvement project —
Sugar Camp-Jackson Fork, Township Road 287 in Bloom Township, will be closed at various locations for paving, ditching and shoulder work. The project is located from Ohio 140 to Essman-Sugar Camp. Local traffic will be maintained. The road will be under construction through Friday. ATCS-Reiser Construction is performing the work. The bridge located 1.02 miles from Ohio 140 remains under construction. This is a combined project of the county engineer and the Bloom Township trustees.
• Mowing — Miller’s Run-Fallen Timber in Madison, Jefferson and Valley townships; Dace and Cockrell’s Run in Valley Township; Stout Hollow and Swauger Valley in Harrison Township; Greenbrier in Clay, Harrison and Jefferson townships; Hastings Hill in Porter Township.
• Bridge replacement —
Hayport Road, County Road 257, in Porter Township continues to be closed both day and night. Bridge is located 0.63 mile from the west end of U.S. 52, 0.08 mile from Keyport Road, 2.29 miles from the east end of U.S. 52, 1.90 miles from Burkes Lane, and 0.32 miles from Meadows Lane. It is closed for replacement of bridge by DGM Inc. with project oversight by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Detour is provided via U.S. 52; road is open at both ends.
Disterdick Lane, Township Road 278 in Green Township, continues to be closed through Friday, both day and night. The bridge is located at the intersection of Apel Road, 0.44 mile from Disterdick Road, 2.34 miles from Ohio 522 and 2.71 miles from Haverhill-Ohio Furnace. The bridge will be replaced by U.S. Bridge.
Knapp Road, Township Road 341 in Vernon Township, continues to be closed through Friday, both day and night. The bridge is located 500 feet from Clinton Furnace and 0.80 miles from Monroe Road. The bridge will be replaced by U.S. Bridge.
Marcum Road, Township Road 485 in Madison Township, continues to be closed through Friday, both day and night. The bridge is located 0.49 mile from Joe Shoemaker Road, 50 feet from Sulphur Springs Road. This is a combined project of the Scioto County engineer and the Madison Township trustees. Boone Coleman Construction Inc. will perform the work.
Work at Beechy Creek to start
A $1.6 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract awarded recently to Frederick and May Construction Company will mean the replacement of two Ky. 7 bridges in Greenup County.
Contractors expect to begin work within the next two weeks to replace the bridge over the left fork of Beechy Creek, located on Ky. 7 approximately 2.5 miles north of the Ky. 827 intersection.
Motorists should expect lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers this winter as earth work and blasting take place. Construction of the new bridge will take place adjacent to the existing bridge, which will be removed.
Beginning in June 2010, contractors expect to replace the bridge that spans Plum Fork. Work will require a temporary road closure and detour, which will be announced before construction.
The bridge replacements will improve travel and highway safety for local residents, businesses and schools.
During construction, motorists are asked to “Drive Smart” in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment at all times.