Landslide Repair Project Starts on State Route 681 in Meigs County

Landslide Repair Project Starts on State Route 681 in Meigs County

MARIETTA, Ohio – A landslide repair project starting Monday, April 4 on State Route 681 in Meigs County is one of dozens of ODOT projects underway to address landslides and rockslides in Ohio’s Appalachian counties.

Last year, Governor Mike DeWine and ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks allocated $35 million in federal funding to proactively address landslides and rockslides in eastern and southern Ohio to prevent them from worsening and becoming a safety issue.

“This proactive approach is a wise investment in the safety of our roads. By fixing these slips now instead of waiting for them to get worse, Ohio drivers and emergency personnel will face fewer road closures and detours in the future. Safer travel in Ohio is always our goal,” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

The Meigs County project involves the repair of two landslides on SR 681, between Vance Road and Haning Ridge Road. One lane will be closed. Traffic will be maintained with temporary signals.

The $1.9 million project is expected to wrap up on October 1, 2022.

“Southeastern Ohio is prone to these types of hazards and this effort allows us to minimize the cost and inconvenience to addressing them,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

The projects are funded as part of the $333.4 million Ohio received from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.