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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.

This $2 million project will construct a roundabout at the intersection and improve safety. ODOT’s contractor for this project is Shelly & Sands, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio.

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 eastbound motorists.


The intersection is expected to reopen August 15; however all work is weather dependent.


The 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 (419) 207-7182​