State Route 83 &
Smithville Western Road Closure
Roundabout construction begins next week
WAYNE COUNTY (Wednesday,
May 25, 2016) – The intersection of State Route 83 and Smithville
Western Road will close Wednesday, June 1 to improve the intersection.
million project will construct a roundabout at the intersection and improve
safety. ODOT’s contractor for this project is Shelly & Sands, Inc. of Columbus,
The detour route for SR 83
northbound motorists is SR 83 to SR 3, north on SR 3 to SR 604, west on SR 604
to SR 83, and reverse for southbound motorists.
The detour route for
Smithville Western Road westbound motorists is Smithville Western Road to SR 3,
south on SR 3 to Milltown Road, west on Milltown Road to Mechanicsburg Road,
north on Mechanicsburg Road to Smithville Western Road, and reverse for
The intersection is expected to reopen August 15;
however all work is weather dependent.
Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made
asset—the transportation system. ODOT’s mission is to provide the safe and easy
movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year
enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation
through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review,
consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental
laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant
to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and
executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact: Haley Donofrio, District 3 Communications, at