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The US 33 & East State Street Project includes improvements to 2.96 miles of East State Street by adding an additional left turn lane, new sidewalk along the south side of the street (East Park Drive to Lowe's), signal improvements, milling and resurfacing, concrete joint repair, and pavement marking improvements. The US 33 ramp improvements include lighting improvements, adding an additional right turn lane onto East State Street and adding an additional receiving lane on US 33. An exhibit of the project can be viewed on the City's website: https://www.ci.athens.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/4009.
Freedom Construction Enterprises, Incorporated, the Contractor for the US 33 & East State Street Project, is expected to begin preliminary activities in February and fully mobilize to the project area in early March.
The project will be managed in phases. During each phase, the Contractor will maintain residential, business, pedestrian, and emergency traffic. Please note that the schedule is subject to change based on weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Regular project updates will be posted on the City's website: www.ci.athens.oh.us.
As part of this project, Freedom Construction Enterprises, Incorporated, will be employing a Community Liaison. The Community Liaison will assist the Contractor with maintenance of traffic activities, and coordinate with businesses and residents during construction activities.
We appreciate your cooperation with this worthwhile project. Questions or concerns may be directed to the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department, 740-593-7636. Please also watch the City website, www.ci.athens.oh.us, for project updates.