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Waldvogel Viaduct Improvement Project
Lane closures scheduled for bridge beam erection
 
Hamilton County (Thursday, April 26, 2012) – As part of the Waldvogel Viaduct Improvement project, structural steel beams will be erected on U.S. 50 at State Avenue. 
 
During these operations, which will take place nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the weeks of April 30 and May 7, there will be total closures on east and westbound U.S. 50 at State Avenue, and on State Avenue at U.S. 50.  Closures will last for approximately 15 minutes, or until such time as the steel is safely secured.  Traffic will be released and allowed to clear before the next total closure.  The contractor may follow up with various lane closures using flagging operations if necessary.
 
**Vehicles over 16 tons are restricted from using the existing viaduct**
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and full closures.
 
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.