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CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a projected $1.8 million rockfall remediation along U.S. 52, according to a news release.

The project is scheduled at the 22.09 mile marker in Lawrence County, according to Matt McGuire, a spokesman for the department’s District 9 office.

The project is located in Fayette and Union townships, according to the release.

It is funded 80% with federal funds and 20% with state funds.

The project currently is expected to be awarded on April 25. Construction could begin in October and be completed in the spring of 2023, McGuire said.

It includes the removal of loose and overhanging rock, the installation of protection barriers and rock bolting, according to the release.

Some blasting also is expected while the project is underway, he said.

At times during the project, traffic will be halted for 15 minutes or so, he said. The closure could be a bit longer if rocks and debris fall in the roadway, he said.

No streams will be impacted by the project and no right of way will be required, according to the release.

No homes or businesses will be removed by the project, according to the release.

Written comments can be submitted by Feb. 10 to Greg Manson, ODOT environmental supervisor, 650 Eastern Ave., Chillicothe, OH 45601, or via email to

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