Ohio Embarks On Largest-ever Roadway Project

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Transportation officials in Ohio are reviewing the winning bid package for what will be the largest single roadway construction project in modern state history.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said the $429 million Portsmouth bypass in southern Ohio is a 16-mile, four-lane limited access highway from U.S. 23 north of Lucasville to U.S. 52 near Sciotoville. The new roadway will complete the missing Ohio link of the Appalachian Development Highway System, which runs through the eastern U.S.
It's the department's first-ever public-private partnership, the culmination of two years of preparatory work. ODOT said the unique business arrangement will accelerate the bypass project by decades.
Portsmouth Gateway Group was the winner in a three-way bid process and will land the job after a thorough state review.