Slip repair project to start Monday

John Stegeman, Sports Editor

May 11, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

An Ohio Department of Transportation’s slip repair project is set to begin Monday on State Route 73 in Scioto County, which is expected to change traffic patterns.

According to released information, on Monday, May 6, crews from Shelly and Sands, Inc., will begin construction on S.R. 73 at the 8.50-mile marker, approximately 1.5 miles east of S.R. 348 at Otway and near Township Road 339 (Milt Jones Road). The route will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane, and traffic will be maintained with temporary signals.

Shelly and Sands was awarded was awarded the contract for the work valued at a $551,193.

All work is anticipated to be completed in early summer.

This is one of many projects ODOT announced it would be undertaking this construction season. Those projects total around $20 million. The biggest project is the ongoing resurfacing and rehabilitation project on U.S. 52. That project is valued at $12 million and is anticipated to take two years to complete.

Others projects scheduled for this construction season include a $3.2 million project that will resurface State Route 140 in Scioto County and in part of Lawrence County.

“This year’s construction season is well under way throughout the state, and as we see more orange barrels, cones, flaggers and temporary signals in construction and maintenance zones, it’s important to remind motorists of the need for additional caution,” said Vaughn Wilson, ODOT District 9 Deputy Director.

For additional information on lane and road closures visit 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.