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Culvert work closes US 52
 
Clermont County (Wednesday, April 25, 2012) – Culvert replacement work is scheduled during the week of April 30 and the week of May 7, requiring the closure of U.S. 52 between State Route 743 in Clermont county and SR 505 in Brown county.
 
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, U.S. 52 will be closed between SR 133 and the Clermont/Brown county line as one culvert is 3700 feet west of Bartlow Road and the second culvert is 1800 feet east of SR 133. 
 
U.S. 52 will reopen to traffic over the weekend, and then close for work to replace three culverts – one at Chilo Spur road and the other two between SR 133 and SR 122.  This work will also begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 7 and be open to traffic by 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.
 
The posted detour for these closures is east on SR 743 to east on SR 756 to south on SR 505, back to U.S. 52.  The detour is an additional two miles.  Local access will also be maintained during these closures.  Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closures and detour.  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.