First of several closures begin Monday on SR 79
Jacksontown, Ohio (Friday, January 10, 2014) – Beginning this Monday, January 13, the first of several closures will begin on SR 79 between Hickman and Fallsburg, Licking County, in order for ODOT’s maintenance crew to replace existing culverts. This work will take place at five separate locations and times over the next two months.
As a result of routine inspections, the culverts being replaced have been identified for replacement in preparation of an upcoming resurfacing project on SR 79. Culvert replacements help maximize the longevity of pavement and minimize disruption to the traveling public over the life of the pavement.
The first closure on SR 79 begins this Monday, the road will close three miles south of Fallsburg for 5 days. Work will take place between Reform Rd. (SR 232) and Bodle Rd. and expected to reopen Friday, January 17, at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
Motorists will detour via SR 16, to SR 256, to SR 586, back to SR 79, and reverse.
The dates and times for the remaining closures are TBD, this information will be released as it becomes available. All work is weather permitting; in the case of inclement weather, ODOT will reschedule the closures.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For additional information, please contact:
Lauren Holdsworth, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204 or
Paul Pegher, Public Information Officer, at (614) 338-9434
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us