NEW PHILADELPHIA A new complex along U.S. Route 30 outside of Lisbon is being constructed to replace a maintenance facility being used by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT.)
ODOT announced the Columbiana County facility will be a bigger better version of the 45-year-old former maintenance facility. The work cost $7.6 million and will include an additional 4,000-ton salt structure next to the existing 4,000-ton structure, separate buildings for equipment and truck storage, a mechanical service area, a wash bay, fuel station, material lay down area and main garage building with offices.
The demolition began Tuesday, and the 34 full-time county workforce has been temporarily relocated to the Columbiana Park District at 300 S. Jefferson St. in Lisbon.
The 45-year-old Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Columbiana County maintenance facility on U.S. Route 30 in Center Township has been demolished to make room for a new $7.6 million complex to be constructed by Regency Construction Services out of Lakewood. The new complex will include: a main garage building with offices, a fueling station, a material lay down area, a wash bay, a mechanical service area and truck and equipment storage buildings. An additional 4,000-ton salt structure will be built next to the existing structure. Columbiana County's 34 full time ODOT workers maintain 654 lane miles and 189 bridges. Related story on page 2A. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said in the release, "This investment in eastern Ohio's transportation system will improve customer service and the overall efficiency of our operations."
The 34 local employees are responsible for maintaining 654 lane miles and 189 bridges.
The prime contractor for the design-build project is Regency Construction Services of Lakewood, and some site work is expected to be completed next spring, according to the release.
Design-build means design and construction are taking place at the same time, reducing the overall schedule for faster completion.
"We've chosen this contracting method with a very aggressive schedule to ensure that our workers are back and in this new facility before next snow and ice season," MacAdam said.
The workers are expected to be back on site sometime in November.