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ODOT again alerts motorists of ongoing projects

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Frank Lewis


PDT Staff Writer


The Ohio Department of Transportation is urging area motorists to know where work is being done and to drive carefully in those areas. As part of a resurfacing project, Ohio 522 is, as of Monday, reduced to one, 12-foot lane at the U.S. 52 overpass for bridge repair. Traffic will maintained with the use of temporary traffic signals. Crews will also be paving the route between U.S. 52 and the Lawrence County line, with traffic maintained in one lane with flaggers when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by mid to late fall. (#13-0162)


Construction continues in Shawnee State Forest, where crews are installing headwalls, replacing culverts and repaving various forest roads. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained with flaggers except for intermittent periods of short-term closure. All work is anticipated to be completed by late summer.


ODOT says U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 11-foot lane in each direction between Township Road 569 (Old U.S. 52) near the Ohio 239 interchange and the Scioto River bridges at the Portsmouth corporation limit for a major rehabilitation project. The project work limits also include portions of Ohio 73, Ohio 239 and Ohio 852. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 11-foot lane in each direction, and ramps will be reduced to 10-foot lanes. The project is anticipated to be completed in early fall 2014.


As part of the U.S. 52 resurfacing project, the exit ramp (Ramp F) from U.S. 52 East to Ohio 239 North is closed for bridge rehabilitation. Motorists will have access to Ohio 239 from the off ramp; however, there will be no access to U.S. 52 East from Ohio 239, so traffic will be detoured via Ohio 73/104. The closure is anticipated to be in effect through early July, and progression of that phase of the project will be contingent upon the weather.


Ohio 73 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane for a slip repair project. The project site is located at the 8.50-mile marker, approximately 1.5 miles east of Ohio 348 at Otway and near Milt Jones Road. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed in early summer.


As part of a resurfacing project, Ohio 140 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane between County Road 51 (Great Meadow Road) and County Road 17 (Frederick Road) at Scioto Furnace and between the intersecting points of County Road 2 (Lick Run Lyra Road), east of South Webster for bridge repair. In addition to the bridge repair, crews will be resurfacing Ohio 140 between County Road 251 (Hastings Hill Road) and the Lawrence County line, as well as in Lawrence County from the Scioto to the Jackson County lines. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals at the bridges and by flaggers when crews are at work in the remainder of the construction zone. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer.


In Pike County a countywide guardrail project is under way, and crews will be replacing guardrail along County roads 2, 16, 33, 34 and 55 throughout the county as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers and/or arrow boards when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by late summer.


Ohio 335 in PIke County is reduced to one, 11-foot lane between the 21.49 and 21.65-mile markers for a bridge replacement project. The project site is situated just north of Township Road 474 (Maple Street) at Omega, between County Road 51 (River Road) and County Road 39 (Higby Road). Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed in early fall.


Beginning Monday, July 1: As part of a resurfacing project, Ohio 776 will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane between the Pike-Scioto County line and County Road 71 (Stockdale Road), as well as between Elkhart and Ermine roads in Jackson County for bridge repair. In addition to the bridge repair, crews will be resurfacing Ohio 776 between the Scioto County line and David Avenue in Jackson. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals at the bridges and by flaggers when crews through the remainder of the construction zone. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer.


Beginning Monday, July 8: U.S. 23 will be reduced to one, 12-foot lane in each direction between Park Road and Woodland Park in Pike County, as well as in one lane in each direction continuing to County Road 600 (Massieville Road) in Ross County, for resurfacing and bridge repair. Traffic will be maintained in one lane in each direction, and the project is anticipated to be completed by late fall.


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Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.

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