ODOT closes 52-852 off ramp for 60 days

August 16, 2013

Ryan Scott Ottney

PDT Staff Writer

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that the off ramp from U.S. Route 52 East to state Route 852 was closed on Thursday, Aug. 15, as part of an ongoing major rehabilitation project in Scioto County. It will remain closed for up to 60 days.

Crews from Complete General Construction closed the exit ramp (Ramp A) from U.S. 52 East to S.R. 852 (Carl Perkins Bridge) at about noon, and it will remain closed for up to 60 days. While the ramp is closed, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 239 to S.R. 73/104 at West Portsmouth.

Currently, U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 11-foot lane in each direction between T.R. 569 (Old U.S. 52) near the S.R. 239 interchange and the Portsmouth corporation limit for bridge rehabilitation. The project work limits will also include portions of S.R. 73, S.R. 239 and S.R. 852.

For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.

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