Record-breaking construction season on tap

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Construction season is upon us in the Miami Valley.

The Ohio Department of Transportation launched a record breaking season for construction projects across the state.

The $2.4-billion investment is for 990 projects statewide, 50 more than 2014.

“New interchanges and wider roads are the focus of this year’s construction season,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “While our number one priority is to maintain what we already have, this year’s projects place a strong emphasis on improving the economy, safety, and overall quality of life in Ohio.”

Some highlights for our area:

  • I-675 resurfacing of 5.5 miles including ramps
  • I-75 modernization project (Phase 2) – continuous lanes through Dayton
  • I-75 bridge reconstruction at CR 25A north of Troy
  • I-75 pavement reconstruction north/south between CR25A and SR 29
  • I-70 land addition between Enon Road and US 68
  • I-70 lane addition between Englewood and Airport Access Road

Statewide projects include:

  • 297 bridge and culvert projects totaling $398 million
  • 278 pavement projects totaling $523 million
  • 219 safety projects totaling $250 million
  • 38 major construction projects totaling more than $1 billion
  • 81 county bridge replacements through Gov. Kasich’s Bridge Partnership Program

The state’s first ever public-private partnership in Scioto County this spring. The Portsmouth Gateway Group is set to build a $429-million, 16-mile highway that is the state’s largest, modern earthwork project to date.

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