Ohio Turnpike plans for $110M in maintenance, improvements - Tucson News Now

Ohio Turnpike plans for $110M in maintenance, improvements this year

BEREA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Ohio Turnpike's 2014 $110 million capital budget includes significant resources for several ongoing projects, such as completion of the third lane, bridge repairs, resurfacing, and slope work.

Since the opportunity to accelerate the Turnpike's base replacement project was made possible through the Gov. John Kasich's Jobs and Transportation Plan, two such projects will be performed in both eastbound and westbound directions.

THIRD-LANE PROJECT COMPLETION

A substantial investment of $21.5 million has been allocated to complete the last section of the planned third-lane project from milepost (MP) 59.2-64.1 in Lucas County. Once completed, the Turnpike will have a third lane of travel for motorists covering approximately 160 miles from MP 218-59.

BASE PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT

The budget provides for $30.8 million to be spent in 2014 for two base pavement replacement projects that will occur in Sandusky County from MP 101.2-107.2 (eastbound and westbound lanes) and in Cuyahoga County from MP 164.8-159.8 (eastbound and westbound lanes). An additional $28.2 million is scheduled to be spent on these projects in 2015, bringing the total cost of these two projects to $59 million.

PAVEMENT RESURFACING

Two resurfacing projects are scheduled for 2014 totaling $17 million. These projects will resurface the pavement from MP 45.5-55.5 and from MP 236.2-241.2.

BRIDGE REPAIRS/RESURFACING

Bridge repairs and resurfacings are in the budget for 2014 with $8.7 million dedicated to their improvements. The bridge repairs include deck replacements, miscellaneous bridge rehabilitations, and substructure repair in various sites.


Find more information about 2014 projects on the Ohio Turnpike's website.


As always, the commission is pleased to have a full construction season planned, which not only provides jobs for thousands across the state, but also helps keep the Turnpike in the excellent condition that is expected and appreciated by travelers.

Related:

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • ONLY ON KOLD: Restoring San Xavier Mission

    ONLY ON KOLD: Restoring San Xavier Mission

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:00 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:00:28 GMT
    Mission San Xavier del Bac (Source: Tucson News Now)Mission San Xavier del Bac (Source: Tucson News Now)

    SAN XAVIER MISSION (Tucson News Now) - A team of about 6 are hard at work at several projects at the San Xavier Mission.   For these workers, many look at doing the work as an honor. "It's very gratifying because we're preserving something that our ancestors built 220 years ago," said Timothy Lewis.   He's been working on different projects for almost 30 years.   He says when he's at work, nothing else matters. "You lose time," he sa...

    SAN XAVIER MISSION (Tucson News Now) - A team of about 6 are hard at work at several projects at the San Xavier Mission.   For these workers, many look at doing the work as an honor. "It's very gratifying because we're preserving something that our ancestors built 220 years ago," said Timothy Lewis.   He's been working on different projects for almost 30 years.   He says when he's at work, nothing else matters. "You lose time," he sa...

  • City Council to vote on contested Tucson park name change

    City Council to vote on contested Tucson park name change

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:57:57 GMT
    Renaming a midtown park. (Source: Tucson News Now)Renaming a midtown park. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    Renaming a midtown park. (Source: Tucson News Now)Renaming a midtown park. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The playful place, so close by, has become the center of a fight - over a name. According to the agenda, Tucson's City Council will vote on Tuesday, May 22, whether or not to honor a slain police officer.

    The playful place, so close by, has become the center of a fight - over a name. According to the agenda, Tucson's City Council will vote on Tuesday, May 22, whether or not to honor a slain police officer.

  • breaking

    SILVER Alert issued for missing Tucson woman with Alzheimer's

    SILVER Alert issued for missing Tucson woman with Alzheimer's

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:29:19 GMT
    Mary Migatulski (Source: Tucson Police Department)Mary Migatulski (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    According to police, 83-year-old Mary Migatulski was last seen on foot in the 2500 block of Broken Arrow, near Ironwood Hills Drive and Shannon Road. 

    According to police, 83-year-old Mary Migatulski was last seen on foot in the 2500 block of Broken Arrow, near Ironwood Hills Drive and Shannon Road. 

Powered by Frankly