The Coshocton County Beacon April 11, 2018

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper April 11-17 2018 Volume 10 Number 50 w w w.coshoc SR 541/ SR 16 interchange bridge project details shared THANKS FOR READING The Beacon at Lake Park Pavilion. Kirby Hasseman introduced Dr. Gwinn and explained that the Coshoctonian award honors an individual’s “long term contribution to the well-being and econom- ic climate of the community.” “He is a true leader in the medical com- munity in Coshocton County,” Hasseman said. COSHOCTON – Th e Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced that the State Route 541/State Route 16 inter- change bridge project will replace one bridge on State Route 541 over State Route 16 and replace the bridge deck on State Route 541 over the Walhonding, Tuscar- awas, Muskingum rivers in Coshocton County, in the City of Coshocton. Th e new bridges will accommodate two lanes of traffi c in each direction. Th is project will reconstruct the State Route 16 and State Route 541 interchange to a tight diamond confi guration. State Route 16 also will have full depth pavement replacement beyond the interchange ramps, in both directions. Th e contractor for the project is Bea- ver Excavating. Total project cost is $18,868,598.80 and the project estimated completion date is August 2020. During the 2018 construction season, one lane of traffi c will be maintained in each direction on State Route 16. During phase one, State Route 541 will have one lane open both directions on the Southbound State Route 541 bridge as the northbound bridge is removed and re- placed. Th e estimated start for this traffi c shift is Monday, April 23, weather permit- ting. Traffi c on State Route 541 will close for 10 days to place pedestrian box culvert across State Route 541 late in the summer. SEE DINNER ON PAGE 17 Contributed | Beacon w w w.coshoc Spring Sports Special Inside! Local high school spring sports edition inside Dr. Gwinn receives Coshoctonian award Several honored at annual chamber dinner By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON – Dr. Robert Gwinn’s resume includes many titles and he is honored to add Coshoctonian to them. “I’m speechless, which is something I don’t do often,” he said after accepting the award at the annual Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce dinner held April 6 401 E. Main Street, Sugarcreek (330) 852-3680 101 E. Main Street, Baltic (330) 897-6401 0028_031418 Mark Fortune | Beacon 33919 SR 643, New Bedford Jason Starcher Jon Brown Vice President Asst. Vice President Chris Harstine Vice President (330) 897-6380 Since 1902