State Route 83​​ bridge in New Concord to close 

for remainder of construction


Jacksontown, Ohio (Thursday, April 24, 2014)The SR 83 bridge currently under construction in New Concord, just south of US Route 22 in Muskingum County, will close completely at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 25, and remain closed until the project is complete in October 2014.

Working with local officials, the Ohio Department of Transportation attempted to​​​ maintain southbound traffic out of New Concord and close the bridge to northbound traffic only. However, after numerous occurrences of northbound drivers disregarding the closure, ODOT must close the bridge to all traffic in the interest of safety for construction workers as well as the travelling public.

Traffic will be detoured on US 22 west to I-70 east, back to SR 83. Alternatively, drives can follow US 22 east to SR 723 south, to I-70 west.  Reverse routes will apply to northbound traffic.

Double Z Construction is ODOT’s contractor for this $1.2 million project and the completion date is October 2014.



For additional information, please contact:

Ericka Pfeifer, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204,

or Paul Pegher, Public Information Officer, at (614) 338-9434,

or email