SR 79 will close next Friday north of Hebron for railroad work
Jacksontown, Ohio (Thursday, November 7, 2013) – Beginning next Friday, November 15, SR 79 will close for 7 days north of the Village of Hebron, Licking County, at the Industrial Park railroad crossing. This closure is necessary for the reconstruction of the railroad crossing and approach across SR 79 at this location.
SR 79 will close next Friday, at approximately 10 a.m. The railroad contractor, Fitz Rumer Cooke, will be performing the rail work the first half of the closure, and ODOT will be performing pavement approach work for the remainder of the closure.
SR 79 is expected to re-open Friday, November 22, at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
Motorists will detour via US 40, to SR 13, to SR 16, back to SR 79, and reverse.
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 email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us