Ohio Department of Transportation
district 10 deputy director Steve Williams says the harsh winter, coupled with
increased heavy truck traffic, has put more stress on southeast Ohio roadways,
especially on State Route 7 in Monroe County.
Due to the pavement conditions of
the road, ODOT District 10 will be investing more than $10 million to pave portions
of Route 7 in Monroe and Washington counties.
says they’ve been hearing from the public about the condition of the busy river
road, and they want people to know they are aware of the situation and will
begin major paving this year.
miles of Route 7 will be paved in Monroe County, along with almost 15 miles In
Washington County. And more paving is being scheduled for 2015.
district begins paving this construction season, Williams says ODOT highway
crews will continue to implement short-term pothole repairs using a cold weather asphalt mix. He says "cold mix" is more pliable and able to contract and expand
during freeze-thaw cycles.
So far this
winter, Monroe County state workers have already used nearly 70 tons of cold
mix repairing potholes, and Washington County crews have used approximately 65