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Posted on: March 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] US 33 & East State Street Construction Update

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Freedom Construction Enterprises, Incorporated, the Contractor for the US 33 & East State Street Project, is expected to continue work next week on clearing and removal activities.

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, pavement joint repair, pavement marking improvements, and US 33 lighting improvements. The US 33 ramp improvements include adding an additional right turn lane onto East State Street, and an additional receiving lane on US 33. An exhibit of the project area can be viewed on the City's website.

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 and other unforeseen circumstances. Regular project updates will be posted on the City's website: www.ci.athens.oh.us.

Phase 1

  • · Clearing and Removals, sidewalk work, electrical conduit installation, and some signal work is expected to be completed.
  • · Joint Repairs on the concrete roadway (approximately from Cook Drive to East State Street Access Road) are scheduled to begin in April.
  • · Milling and resurfacing between Utah Place and Cook Drive is scheduled for the end of May/early June. Either Temporary or Permanent Pavement Markings will be installed.
  • · Traffic impacts: Single lane closures are allowed, access to side streets and businesses will be maintained. The contractor is reviewing night paving. No work on East State Street is permitted on Saturdays.

Phase 2

  • · Signalization and lighting work continue.
  • · Contractor will be allowed to close the US 33 WB off-ramp, and US 33 WB on-ramp (ramps by Applebee's) for 45 days. The Contractor currently has this work scheduled between early June - late July. Traffic will be detoured to East State Street via the Stimson Avenue exit.
  • · This phase also includes work on the US 33 EB on-ramp (ramp by Bob Evans). Temporary pavement will be installed to maintain traffic.
  • · Traffic impacts: Single lane closures are allowed, access to side streets and businesses will be maintained. Ramp closure allowed for 45 days. No work on East State Street is permitted on Saturdays.

Phase 3

  • · Signalization and lighting work will be completed.
  • · Work on the US 33 EB on-ramp will be completed.
  • · A truck detour will be installed.
  • · The Contractor will complete the median work between Home Street and Utah Place.
  • · Milling and resurfacing between Home Street and Utah Place will be completed in the fall (currently scheduled for September). Permanent Pavement Markings will be installed.
  • · Traffic impacts: Single lane closures are allowed, access to side streets and businesses will be maintained. The contractor is reviewing night paving. No work on East State Street is permitted on Saturdays.

As part of this project, Freedom Construction Enterprises, Inc. will be employing a Community Liaison to assist the Contractor with Maintenance of Traffic, and coordinate with businesses and residents during construction activities.

Regular project updates will be posted on the City's website: www.ci.athens.oh.us.

Questions or concerns may be addressed to the Engineering and Public Works Department, 740-593-7636.

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