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Work Begins to Proactively Address Landslide on SR 60 in Morgan County

MARIETTA - A landslide repair project underway on SR 60 in Morgan County is one of dozens of ODOT projects aimed at keeping small slips from growing into larger landslides.

The project is located between Mautz Drive (Township Road 1183) and the Muskingum County line. One lane is closed and traffic is being maintained with temporary signals.

The $650,259 project is expected to wrap up on December 1, 2021.

Gov. Mike DeWine and ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks allocated $35 million in federal funding to proactively address landslides and rockslides in eastern and southern Ohio.

"This is a wise investment. If we can address these issues early, we can avoid much costlier repairs in the future,” said Gov. DeWine.

These funds are part of the $333.4 million Ohio received from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

"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.

Read more about the projects here.