With a busy construction season on tap throughout the state, a pair of projects will get under way in Ross County in the coming week as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 begin work on state Route 159 and U.S. Route 23.
Preliminary operations are scheduled to begin this week for a resurfacing project on S.R. 159, where crews from the Shelly Company will be paving the route from its junction with Kenworth Road to the Pickaway County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers when crews are at work.
Then on Monday, April 10th, Shelly crews are scheduled to begin a resurfacing and bridge repair project on U.S. 23. The project extends from just north of the S.R. 159 interchange on U.S. 23 to the Charleston Pike/East Main Street exit at the U.S. 23/U.S. 35 bypass. Construction also includes bridge repair work at the Marietta Road overpass and the Hopetown Road underpass.
Throughout construction, traffic on U.S. 23 will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction; however, Marietta Road will be closed between Narrows Road and Seney Road later in the project for up to 60 days. A date to close Marietta Road has yet to be determined.
The Shelly Company was awarded separate contracts for $884,978 and $1,735,974, respectively, to complete both projects, and while the resurfacing project on S.R. 159 is anticipated to be completed in late spring, operations on U.S. 23 are scheduled to be completed by late summer.