ODOT Construction, Contractor Recognized for Outstanding Performance


The Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9’s Construction Department and one of its contractors have been recognized for outstanding performance for a pair of projects in Ross County.

Together, the district’s construction department and the Shelly Company received the 2016 Quality in Construction Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) for the resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 23 and for the resurfacing of state Route 159 (Bridge Street) in Chillicothe.

According to NAPA’s web site, www.asphaltpavement.org, its awards program recognizes excellence in asphalt paving with its Quality in Construction Awards. The category has three tiers – projects using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt, highway projects using more than 50,000 tons of asphalt, and airport pavement projects – and projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured against industry standards and best practices.

The $1.5 million mill and overlay project on Bridge Street extended from the Marietta Road intersection at the U.S. 35 interchange in Chillicothe to Hospital Road, and the Shelly Company worked at night to minimize the impact to motorists on the multi-lane roadway. Working in tandem with Shelly’s crews to assure quality control for materials, workmanship and smooth riding quality, the team from District 9 included Matt Miller, transportation engineer, and highway technicians Brandon Garrison and Jeff Ragland.

(On behalf of the S.R. 159 construction project in Ross County are (L to R) Matt Miller - ODOT, Cary Schrader - Shelly Company, Brandon Garrison - ODOT, and Jeff Ragland - ODOT)

On U.S. 23, the $1.35 million project included resurfacing and bridge repair between C.R. 600 (Massieville Road) and the S.R. 104/Three Locks interchange, south of Chillicothe. Joining the district construction team of Miller, Garrison and Ragland was Highway Technician Jerry Cluff, and the area field engineer for both projects on S.R. 159 and U.S. 23 was Chad Mitten.

(From left to right are Jerry Cluff - ODOT, Matt Miller - ODOT, Cary Schrader - Shelly Company, Brandon Garrison - ODOT, and Jeff Ragland - ODOT, who received the NAPA 2016 Quality in Construction Award for the U.S. 23 resurfacing and bridge repair project south of Chillicothe)

“We have an outstanding team of engineers, inspectors and technicians working throughout the district, and I congratulate our crews and the crews from the Shelly Company for their efforts to deliver successful projects that not only preserve our transportation network, but also serve the traveling public well,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.