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Ryan Scott Ottney

PDT Staff Writer

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday that contractors this week are beginning preliminary work this week for a resurfacing and bridge repair project on State Route 522 in Scioto County.

According to ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, crews from the Shelly Company, in Thornville, Ohio, will be resurfacing 8.3 miles of Ohio 522, beginning at its junction with U.S. 52 at Wheelersburg and continuing to the Lawrence County line. In addition to paving the route, the contractors will be repairing six bridges, including the U.S. 52 overpass bridge at the Ohio 522/Wheelersburg exit.

The Shelly Company 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.

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 24, and 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.

In other Wheelersburg paving projects, the Porter Township Trustees last week awarded a roads contract in the amount of $157,000 to G and J Paving, of Chillicothe, to resurface Bell Hill, a quarter-mile of Highland Bend Road, and Gleim Road near the high school. Work was reported to begin this week and continue until Aug. 9. Detour signs will be posted.

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

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