School sidewalk, paving projects top list

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CCM/ Carol McIntire Pink flags mark the right of way for the new sidewalk that tops the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Carroll County projects for 2024. The sidewalk will connect the school on SR 332 with the existing sidewalk on S. Lisbon St. and will be located on the west side of the highway.

Two resurfacing projects, a bridge replacement and a school sidewalk in Carroll County are included in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2024 construction program.
The agency recently announced plans to invest $2.8 billion in 950 road and bridge improvement projects across the state. Thirty-nine projects are classified “mayor projects” with a value above $10 million.
“Investing in efficient infrastructure is an investment in quality of life,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Once complete, these projects will significantly reduce traffic congestion and improve roadway safety.” 
Also included are 176 safety projects and laying nearly 5,700 miles of pavement – enough to pave a two-lane road from New York City to Los Angeles. Projects will repair or replace 885 bridges in the state. 
“While the orange barrels that are synonymous with summer may be a source of frustration and inconvenience for some, they are a sign of progress and improvement for all who live in Ohio and who travel through it,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D. 
Construction of 81 new and ongoing projects will begin in the eastern Ohio region. The total investment for these projects is $156.5 million. The list includes 13 safety projects 9 slide repairs, 21 bridge projects, 28 pavement projects, and several district-wide projects.
Carroll County projects include:
*Resurfacing of SR 9 from Carrollton to Gorge Rd. and SR 43 from SR 171 to SR 183 at Malvern. Start date was May 1 and the completion date is Sept. 30. Cost is $3,190,775. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
*Resurfacing two miles of CR 54 (Canyon Rd.) from Rebel Rd. to just east of Pebble Rd. Start date is June 1 with a completion date of Aug. 31. Cost is $475,190. Lanes will be restricted during the project.
*Carrollton High School Middle School Sidewalk. The project includes construction of a sidewalk and required ADA facilities along the west side of SR 332 (Scio Rd.) to connect the existing sidewalk facilities to the school. Start date is June 3 with a completion date of Oct. 31. Cost is $733,690. There will be lane and pedestrian restrictions during construction.
*Bridge replacement project on CR 27 (Bay Rd.) over Center Fork Creek. Start date is July 1 with a completion date of Aug. 31. The project necessitates the closure of the road. Cost is $301,125.

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