U.S. 50 closing near Highland County

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Construction to replace a pair of culverts near the Brown-Highland County line on U.S. Route 50 will get under way next week, with contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation closing the route to traffic early next month.

Crews from the R.C. Construction Company will be replacing two culverts situated over Murray Run near the 8.0-mile marker on U.S. 50 in Brown County. The project site is located immediately west of the Highland County line, east of Swartz Road, and construction includes replacing both structures with precast concrete box culverts, as well as relocating a 140-foot section of the upper tributary of Murray Run.

U.S. 50 will be closed Monday, June 5, and the closure will be in effect for approximately 60 days. While the route is closed, thru-traffic motorists will be detoured by way of SR 134, SR 131 and U.S. Route 68. A local detour will also be maintained.

R C Construction was awarded a contract for $590,357 to complete the project and all work is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer.

Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9.

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