Fairground Road Temporary Closure Scheduled Next Week
Chillicothe (Wednesday, April 13, 2016) – County Road 55 (Fairground Road) in Scioto County will be closed two days next week as part of construction for the new state Route 823.
On Wednesday, April 20, Fairground Road will be closed just north of Township Road 158 (Thomas Hollow Road) for culvert installation. The closure will go into effect at 7 a.m. Wednesday and remain in effect until approximately 7 a.m. Friday, April 22.
While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. Route 23 and state Route 728. 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.
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