State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced the approval of $10.9 million for the Buckeye Lake Dam Rehabilitation project. The State Controlling Board approved the release of funds for the first phase of the expedited construction on Buckeye Lake.

“We are very pleased with the progress we have made on this project thus far,” said Hottinger. “We are on schedule and consistent with budget projections. Buckeye Lake construction has already begun, and we will continue to move forward towards a better lake and a safer community.”

ASI Constructors, ODNR’s preconstruction contractor for projects on Buckeye Lake, will use the released funds for interim risk-reduction measures, which include tree and crest clearing, soil mixing, and other property access improvements. The funds also cover the firm’s fee, contingency fund, construction personnel and general conditions costs.

The Buckeye Lake Rehabilitation project has been fast-tracked to reduce both public safety risks and the negative impact on the local community. Phase 1 of construction is scheduled for completion by June 1, 2016.

For additional information and updates on the project from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, visit

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