DISTRICT 9

Portsmouth Bypass Project

Portsmouth, Ohio | 2015-2016

The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway (State Route 823) is a four-lane, divided, limited-access highway around the City of Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio. The highway will be a 16 mile, four-lane divided highway that bypasses approximately 26 miles of US 23 through Portsmouth.

The project will improve travel and regional mobility, avoiding significant numbers of traffic signals, intersections, and driveways over the current 26-mile route using US 52 and US 23. The proposed 16-mile new route is estimated to provide travel time savings of up to 16 minutes per trip over the current route using US 23 and US 52. The large number of access points and traffic signals currently compromise US 23/US 52’s ability to safely and efficiently serve its intended function of a primary arterial.

True Inspection Services performed QC tests and inspection as well as earthworks and nuclear density testing of soils, aggregate base, backfill and observation of shot rock fill, blasting inspections, sampling and testing of fresh concrete, reinforcing steel inspections, MSE wall inspection, drilled shaft inspection, concrete paving inspection, MOT, signage, guardrail, and sub grade observations.