Brown-763 Closing For Erosion Repair Project
Chillicothe (Thursday, March 31, 2011) – A stabilization and pavement repair project will get under way next week on state Route 763 in Brown County.
On Monday, April 4, crews from ODOT’s Brown County Highway Maintenance Facility will close S.R. 763 north of Aberdeen during daytime hours for crews to repair the shoulder and roadway that became damaged in late February.
The route will be closed between Township Road 251 (Stringtown Road) and County Road 31 (Martin Hill Road), just north of state Route 41, where lane restrictions have been in place since flooding undermined the pavement and caused portions of the shoulder to give way alongside a tributary to Big Threemile Creek.
As weather permits, crews will be drilling, lagging, installing guardrail and backfilling the area alongside the route to reinforce the bank, stabilize the shoulder and repair the route, thereby restoring it to two lanes of travel.
The daytime closures are scheduled to be in effect through Friday, April 15, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, with the route open to evening and overnight travel. Although the route will be open when crews are not at work, it will remain reduced to one lane, and motorists will need to exercise additional caution as they must stop before proceeding into the restricted area. Barrels and signing have been erected to advise motorists of the restrictions.
During periods of closure, thru-traffic motorists will be detoured via state routes 41, 136 and 125 in Adams County; local motorists will need to seek alternate routes.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
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