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Brown-763 Reopening To One Lane
Lane Restrictions Remain In Place As Crews Work To Restore Route
Chillicothe - Following its closure due to severe damage from storms last week, state Route 763 in Brown County has reopened to traffic this afternoon, June 11; however, lane restrictions will remain in place.
The route will be opened to one lane of traffic between Township Road 251 (Stringtown Road) and County Road 31 (Martin Hill Road), where the route was closed after the shoulder and pavement gave way from flooding in a tributary to Big Threemile Creek.
“Although our crews are working to restore the route as quickly as possible, state Route 763 has incurred a significant amount of damage, and it is necessary that we impose lane restrictions that will move traffic safely and efficiently,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart. “Therefore, the route will be reduced to one lane until such time that all repairs have been made.”
With the single-lane restriction, motorists who approach a closed lane will be required to yield to oncoming traffic. Such lane restrictions are permissible on routes where the traffic volume is low and where motorists from both directions have sufficient visibility to see approaching traffic through and beyond the work site.
Currently, engineers at ODOT District 9 are investigating the area and designing a retaining wall construction project to help reinforce the bank and stabilize the shoulder of the route. In the coming weeks, crews from the ODOT’s Brown County Highway Maintenance Facility will be building sections of retaining wall at various locations.
Until all work is completed and the route is reopened to two lanes, motorists are reminded to exercise additional caution when traveling in the work zone, and they are also advised that a reduced speed limit of 35 miles-per-hour will be in effect.
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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio
The Ohio Department of Transportation
, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43223
John R. Kasich, Governor
Jerry Wray, ODOT Director