Ohio Department of Transportation    Traffic Advisory
District 7  Randy Chevalley, P.E., P.S., Deputy Director
1001 Saint Marys Avenue • Sidney, Ohio 45365
www.transportation.ohio.gov/dist7
First Street Closure Postponed
Between Robert Drive and Red Cross Lane
Montgomery County (Friday, March 8, 2013) – The closure of First Street between Robert Drive and Red Cross Lane scheduled to begin Monday, March 4th has been postponed due to weather.  This closure will now begin Friday, March 8th at 9 am. This will be a 24 hour a day closure.  The affected section of First Street is scheduled to reopen to motorists in September of 2017.  
 
This road closure is due to a contractor reconstructing this portion of First Street as part of the I-75 Modernization Project.
 
The official detour during this closure is: Salem Avenue/First Street to Robert Drive to Third Street to Wilkinson to First Street.
 
Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure.  All work is weather permitting.
 
Safety is a top priority at ODOT.  To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
 
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.
 
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For statewide construction information visit: www.BuckeyeTraffic.org