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State Route 503 closure scheduled for detour work
                                  
Preble County (Thursday, June 16, 2016) – Culvert replacement on SR 503 between Gratis and Somers-Gratis roads requires closing SR 503 next week.
 
SR 503 will close at 7 a.m. Monday, June 20 until approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 24. The detour will use SR 122 and SR 744 into Butler County to SR 725 in Preble County.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road closure. All work is dependent upon weather.
 
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.
 
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The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
 
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
 
For more information contact:
Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov