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U.S. Route 50 widening scheduled to start
 
Clermont County (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Widening and pavement resurfacing on U.S. 50 and a portion of SR 286 in Marathon, Jackson Township, requires closing the roads. The west end of U.S. 50 will close first, including a portion of SR 286. Immediately following completion on the west end, the east end of U.S. 50 will close for 60 days.
 
Beginning Monday, May 2, U.S. 50 will be closed from approximately West Street to just past Fomorin Road/SR 286 for 30 days. In addition, 0.30 miles of SR 286 at the intersection of U.S. 50 will be closed.
 
Once complete, U.S. 50 will be closed from just past Fomorin Road/SR 286 to the Clermont/ Brown county line for 60 days.
 
Traffic will be detoured north on SR 133 to east on SR 131 to south on U.S. 68.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and road closures. All work is weather dependent.
 
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