DDI and Resurfacing in the Buckeye State

April 18, 2024
Ohio DOT Begins Construction Season with $85 Million in Projects

As the construction season begins, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is beginning more than $85 million in road improvement projects throughout the eastern side of the state.

Two of the largest projects include the $20.4 million diverging diamond interchange on State Route 46 and 82 in Howland Township, and the resurfacing of Interstate 680 from Gibson Street to just south of U.S. Route 224.

“We’re just kicking off the 2024 construction season for ODOT,” said Justin Chesnic, public information officer for ODOT District 4. “We have about 25 projects between Mahoning and Trumbull County. We’re valued at about $85 million to $90 million this year, and we have some larger projects in the area.”

When it pertains to work schedules and major holidays, Chesnic said that ODOT will typically keep zones in place for major projects; however, contractors would not be seen working at the time.

“If it’s the resurfacings and the smaller jobs, we’ll try to pull those zones down and get everything out of the way so that folks can get in and out easier,” Chesnic said.

According to Chesnic, the diverging diamond interchange is entering its second year of construction while ODOT works on the State Route 82 westbound bridge. The bridge construction is expected to be finished in May, while State Route 82 will be demolished and rebuilt by the end of the year.

Other projects include:

  • Resurfacing of state Route 534 between Hallock Young Road and Maple Drive in Newton Falls and Newton Township is expected to begin in September and end in November 2025. The project cost is about $1.3 million;
  • Construction of noise walls along the east side of I-680, between Midlothian Boulevard to south of Mathews Road in Youngstown and Boardman, is estimated to begin in November and end in November 2025. The project cost is about $8 million;
  • Slope repairs on state Route 14, just west of Lisbon Road in Green Township, are expected to begin in June and end in September. The project cost is about $700,000. State Route 14 will be closed for 28 days.


Source: Vindy.com

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