Wayne Allen Wallen@communitycommon.com
February 13, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has three resurfacing contracts that will begin in the spring worth 4 million dollars. The roads that are slated to be resurfaced include State Route 73, State Route 104 and the intersection of State Route 140 and State Route 335.
"We are also doing two slide repairs at the same time, both on State Route 139," said Kathleen Fuller, ODOT District 9 spokeswoman. "The State Route 73 resurfacing project will be roughly between Henley-Comstock Rd, and just about to State Route 104."
The estimated cost for this project is $1.7 million. The project would resurface nearly 9 miles of roadway. A contract has been awarded to the Shelly Company with work getting started in the spring.
"The State Route 104 resurfacing project starts at State Route 73 and will go to the Pike County line. This project would resurface a little over 11 miles and is expected to cost $1.9 million," Fuller said.
She said ODOT will be soliciting bids for this project in the coming weeks.
"We are resurfacing a very small section of State Route 140. We are going to resurface two tenths of a mile on this road. The area will be from State Route 52 to the edge of the corporation limit at Portsmouth," Fuller said. "On State Route 335 the resurfacing project is under two miles."
She said the State Route 140 and State Route 335 is being estimated to cost $400,000.
"We are estimating the State Route 139 slip repair projects will cost $1.5 million. The project will take place inside New Boston between U.S. 52 and Pine Street," Fuller said. "We expect this project to get underway the first week of March."
She said most of the projects are expected to get started in the spring and finish in the fall.