Additional Restrictions Scheduled For Ohio River Road
Chillicothe (Wednesday, July 27, 2016) – Additional restrictions will be imparted this week on County Road 503 (Ohio River Road) as part of the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway project in Scioto County.
Beginning Thursday, July 28, and continuing through the month of August, Ohio River Road will be subject to short-term, intermittent periods of closure at its junction with County Road 251 (Hastings Hill Road) during daytime, working hours while off-road trucks haul materials from Hastings Hill.
From approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, crews for the Portsmouth Joint Venture (PJV) will be hauling soil and rock to place fill for the U.S. Route 52 ramp construction. Intermittently during this time, traffic will be stopped and held by flaggers while the articulated trucks are crossing Ohio River Road. Throughout much of the time, though, the route will be open to two-way traffic with little or no interruption.
Currently, Ohio River Road is subject to temporary, short-term restrictions in the same area, where crews are cleaning the route following blasting. A rolling drag operation will be in effect as needed to clear the roads of debris, and traffic will be stopped and held by flaggers.
For more information regarding the SOVMH project, visit the Portsmouth Gateway Group’s web site at www.pgg823.com, and follow the project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Southern-Ohio-Veterans-Memorial-Highway and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/pgg823.
In the spirit of a public-private partnership, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Portsmouth Gateway Group are constructing the new state Route 823, a 16-mile, four-lane, limited access highway from U.S. 23 at Lucasville to U.S. 52 at Sciotoville in Scioto County. The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway is the department’s first P3 project and the largest, modern earthwork project to be constructed in the state’s history.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio