Construction At Slocum Avenue To Require Daytime Restrictions
Chillicothe (Friday, April 1, 2016) – Flagging operations and lane restrictions will get under way next week on County Road 31 (Slocum Avenue) in Portsmouth as part of the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway project in Scioto County.
Beginning Monday, April 4, and continuing throughout the end of May, Slocum Avenue will be restricted to one lane while crews from the Portsmouth Joint Venture (PJV) construct abutment retaining walls for the Slocum Avenue overpass.
Construction for the abutments – or, MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) walls – will alternate from the east to the west side of the roadway, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work. Operations will take place during daytime, working hours, from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the route will be open to two-way traffic without restrictions during the evening and overnight hours.
Motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution through the entire corridor, where crews and heavy equipment are moving in and out of the various work zones.
For more information regarding the Scioto-823 project, visit the Portsmouth Gateway Group’s web site at www.pgg823.com
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