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                     New SR 73/Wilmington Bypass to open soon
                         Dedication ceremonies set for 1 p.m. Nov. 2
 
Clinton County (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011) – With its completion at hand, the State Route 73/Wilmington Bypass  will open to traffic following a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony next week.
 
The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the railroad overpass on the westbound side of the bypass.
 
Access to the bypass will be at the entrance ramp from U.S. 68 to westbound State Route 73, with ODOT personnel on hand to direct attendees to the event site.
 
In addition, a walk/bicycle tour of a three-mile stretch of the bypass will be offered that morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Again, access will be at the U.S. 68 ramp to westbound SR 73, and permitted only from U.S. 68 to the railroad overpass. Liability release forms will need to be signed by those participating in this event.
 
Constructed in three phases, the eight-mile four-lane Wilmington Bypass relocated State Route 73 north of the city of Wilmington. It is a significant investment in the region’s economic growth as well as critical to improving the region’s infrastructure by providing a safe, efficient route that can handle growing volumes of traffic.
 
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For more information contact:
Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
or email D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us