2010-04-24 / News

Orange barrels are back

By Scott Rawdon

LAKE AREA – Here are a few sure signs of spring: robins, dandelions, and orange barrels.

Just like clockwork, orange barrels are back with the largest road construction season in Ohio history. Here’s what lake area motorists can expect in the greater Buckeye Lake area.

Fairfield County

• Ohio 664 in the Village of Bremen

Location: Intersection of Ohio 664 with Main Street in Bremen.

Type: Intersection Enhancement

Contractor: Shelly Company

Estimated Start Date: 05- 01-10

Estimated Completion Date: 10-31-10

Estimated Contract Amount: $252,708.85

The purpose of the project is to create a point of interest and beautify the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street (Ohio 664) with a variety of enhancements designed to reflect the aesthetics of the historic heritage of Bremen while providing safe and accessible walkways for pedestrian traffic.

Maintenance of Traffic: Ohio 664 will be closed for fourteen days maximum. The detour is Ohio 312 to Ohio 93 to Ohio 668 to Ohio 37

• Ohio 664

Location: Ohio 664, north of Rushville.

Type: Bridge Rehabilitation Estimated Start Date: 06- 15-10

Estimated Completion Date: 10-31-10

Estimated Contract Amount: $700,000.00

Work will be performed to upgrade a structure on Ohio 664 with a concrete deck overlay.

Maintenance of Traffic: Halfwidth construction. One lane will be maintained using temporary signals.

• US 22 to Perry County Line

Location: US 22 from Lancaster east corporation line to Perry County line Type: Twolane resurfacing with intersection relocation

Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.

Estimated Start Date: 05- 01-10

Estimated Completion Date: 10-16-10

Actual Contract Amount: $1,879,101.16

Asphalt concrete upgrade and related work will be performed on U.S. 22 from the East Corp. of Lancaster to the Perry County line. This includes the realignment of a portion of PER CR 72 to improve sight distance the intersection with US 22.

Maintenance of Traffic: US 22- One lane closure using flaggers. CR 72 will be closed at mile marker 3.44 for fifteen days. Local detour is Stage Coach Road, to Avalon Road, to US 22.

Licking County

• Ohio 79

Location: Village of Hebron- High Street between Ohio 79 and Enterprise Drive.

Type: Resurfacing

Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.

Estimated Start Date: 05- 01-10

Estimated Completion Date: 08-31-10

Actual Contract Amount: $337,501.62

Resurfacing, curb ramps upgrade, and related work

Maintenance of Traffic: Closing one lane of two-lane highway using flaggers

• Interstate 70

Location: Interstate 70- between Ohio 158 and Ohio 37 interchanges

Type: 4-lane resurfacing

Estimated Start Date: 8-1- 10

Estimated Completion Date: 10-15-10

Estimated Contract Amount: $4,500,000.00

Four-lane asphalt concrete resurfacing, guardrail upgrade and related work on I-70 in Licking County

Maintenance of Traffic: Closing one lane of four-lane highway using drums and arrow boards

Perry County

• CR 30 and CR 2

Location: Honey Creek Road and Zion

Type: 2-Lane Resurfacing

Contractor: Shelly Company

Estimated Start Date: 06- 01-10

Estimated Completion Date: 08-31-10

Actual Contract Amount: $1,116,828.28

Upgrading 2.93 miles of Honey Creek Road (CR 2) and upgrading 9.39 miles of Zion Road (CR 30). Work includes resurfacing, including berm and pavement markings

Maintenance of Traffic: One lane road closure using flaggers

• Brook Street in the City of New Lexington

Location: City of New Lexington over Little Rush Creek

Type: Bridge Replacement

Estimated Start Date: 05- 01-10

Estimated Completion Date: 10-31-10

Estimated Contract Amount: $320,000.00

Improving 0.016 miles of Brook Street with minimal approach work. Replacing existing single span bridge over Rush Creek with a three-span continuous reinforced concrete slab bridge

Maintenance of Traffic: Brook Street between Jefferson Street and Elizabeth Street will be closed for 60 days maximum. Detour is Jefferson Street to Water Street to Jackson Street to Elizabeth Street

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