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Work began Monday on this culvert replacement on Ohio 661 south of Brandon. The project is expected to be completed Aug. 24.
Work began Monday on this culvert replacement on Ohio 661 south of Brandon. The project is expected to be completed Aug. 24. (Photo by )

By Mount Vernon News
August 15, 2012 11:03 am EDT

 

BRANDON — Ohio 661 south of Brandon between Berger and Butcher roads has been closed since Monday for a culvert replacement project. Ohio Department of Transportation news media representative Michelle Croom said that an existing 48-inch metal pipe is being upgraded to a 56-inch concrete eliptical culvert. The installation of the new culvert, along with better alignment with a nearby drainage ditch, should alleviate problems of excess water collecting in a nearby field after heavy rains.

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A Knox County ODOT crew will be performing the work at an estimated cost of $38,000. Expected completion date is Aug. 24, and a posted detour route is Ohio 13 and U.S. 62. Additional culvert replacements and road closures are scheduled on Ohio 661 by ODOT with dates yet to be determined.

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