Asphalt Plant Mobilization Requiring T.R. 528 Restriction
Robert Lucas Road to be closed Wednesday for single-day operation
Chillicothe (Thursday, August 25, 2016) – Township Road 528 (Robert Lucas Road) will be closed one day next week as part of the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway construction project in Scioto County.
Robert Lucas Road will be closed on Wednesday, August 31, in order for the contractors, the Portsmouth Joint Venture (PJV), to mobilize equipment as part of the project’s asphalt plant operation that will be stationed on County Road 55 (Fairground Road).
The route will be closed at the Norfolk-Southern Railroad crossing in Lucasville, where crews will construct a temporary ramp to facilitate the mobilization of equipment to Fairground Road throughout the day.
Robert Lucas Road will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and while is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of U.S. 23 and S.R. 728.
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, please contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-740-774-8834 (direct line or outside Ohio)
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834 (toll free in Ohio)
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.