Washington Avenue (US Route 22) between Columbus Avenue and Stuckey Road in Washington C.H. will remain a one-way street in the near future as construction on the road continues.
According to officials, although the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) expects the project to be completed by the third week of October, weather could cause the construction to take longer.
The project includes a new storm system, water main line, sidewalks, gutters and street—which will be widened by two feet.
Washington C.H. City Manager Joe Denen explained the project on Washington Avenue is similar to the project that was previously completed on Leesburg Avenue. Washington Avenue is a high-traffic area, and over time the traffic wears down the base structure of the street.
The construction project is being done in cooperation with ODOT. The city, according to Denen, is paying 20 percent of the cost and is receiving assistance with that 20 percent from the Ohio Public Works Commission.
According to ODOT’s website, the project began in April and has an investment of $3,385,000.
The other project in Fayette County listed on ODOT’s website has an investment of $6,740,000 and includes resurfacing and pavement repairs. This project began in April and has September listed as the completion date.
The resurfacing and pavement repairs are occurring on State Route 41—from the Madison County line to US 22 and from US 62 to I-71, on State Route 435—from US 35 to west of I-71, and on State Route 753—from south of Old US 35 to US 22.
Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.