Chillicothe – Construction projects will get under way in Highland County next month, as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin work on state Routes 28, 41 and 753.

On Monday, April 3, construction will begin on S.R. 753, where crews from WAI Construction will undertake a bridge replacement project at the 9.59-mile marker. The project site is located between Township Road 313A (Beaver Road) and T.R. 310 (Deer Park Road), approximately 1.5 miles north of U.S. 50 at Rainsboro, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with temporary signals.

WAI Construction was awarded a contract for approximately $343,564 to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed by early summer.

In a separate project, operations will get under way in mid-April for an eight-mile micro-surfacing project on S.R. 28, as well as an approximately one-mile micro-surfacing on S.R. 41.

Crews from Strawser Incorporated will be paving S.R. 28 from the Leesburg corporation limit to the western corporation of Greenfield. The project will also include paving S.R. 41 from the northern corp limit of Greenfield to the Fayette County line.

Strawser, Inc. was awarded a contract for approximately $484,096 to pave both routes, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane in each direction with the use of flaggers. Construction is scheduled to begin April 14, and the project is scheduled to be completed in early summer.

With a busy construction and maintenance season on tap for 2017, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution when traveling through these and other work zones. And 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.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

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Comment period open for county bridge replacements

• As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input on a pair of bridge replacement projects in Highland County.

HIG-73-6.56 (PID: 93784) – It is proposed to replace the structure on state Route 73 that is located at the 6.56-mile marker, between T.R. 277A (Diven Road) and T.R. 276A (West Welcome Road), approximately one mile west of Hillsboro in Liberty Township. The existing structure is a single-span concrete bridge, and it will be replaced with a single-span, reinforced concrete deck on I-beams.

HIG-138-31.43 (PID: 93835) – It is proposed to replace the structure on state Route 138 that is located at the 6.56-mile marker, between T.R. 360A (McWilliams Road) and T.R. 1023 (Child Road), approximately one mile west of Greenfield in Madison Township.

No new right of way will be required for either project, and no homes or businesses will be removed as a result; however, a closure of either route may be necessary to complete all or portions of the projects.

Additional information, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Public-Involvement-Process.aspx. Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by March 31, 2017, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to:

Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor
P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
E-Mail: greg.manson@dot.state.oh.us

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.