Pavement work on two state routes to begin next week

R-H Staff

PREBLE COUNTY — On Monday, April 4, Ohio Department of Transportaton officials announced pavement repairs will begin next week on two state routes in Preble County, and lane restrictions will be in effect weekdays during daytime, business hours.

Beginning Monday, April 11, contractors for ODOT will be removing raised pavement markers and pavement markings on Ohio 177, between the Butler/Preble County line and the Indiana State line, and on Ohio 725, between Indiana and the western corporation limit of the village of Camden.

This work is being done in preparation for pavement repairs and chip-seal paving on both routes, and throughout the project, traffic will be maintained by flaggers daily from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., a press release from ODOT noted.

The Shelly Company was awarded a contract for approximately $1.1 million to complete the project, and all construction is scheduled to be completed by September 2022, the release said.

“Chip-seal projects are a cost-effective, preventive maintenance measure to extend the life of the pavement of a given route. At about one-fourth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay, chip-seal projects can be programmed for construction more readily than a full-depth resurfacing or paving project and enable ODOT to treat four times as much roadway for the same cost,” it continued.

Additional information regarding chip-seal applications can be found on ODOT’s web site. For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information throughout the state, visit

R-H Staff