Gas Line Relocation To Affect S.R. 140 Traffic
Single-lane restrictions to be imparted beginning next week
Chillicothe (Tuesday, March 08, 2016) – A utility relocation project will get under way next week on state Route 140 in Sciotodale, and the route will be subject to single-lane restrictions during daytime, working hours.
Beginning Monday, March 14, and continuing through mid-April, S.R. 140 will be reduced to one lane between Gallia and Swickert streets in order for contractors for Columbia Gas of Ohio to relocate a gas line near Poplar Heights Road.
The restrictions will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with traffic maintained by flaggers while crews are at work. Traffic will also be maintained at the intersections and driveways with S.R. 140, and although the intersection with Poplar Heights will be closed, motorsts will be accommodated as needed.
The gas line relocation is being coordinated and undertaken in conjunction with the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway construction project. All associated work with the utility relocation is anticipated to be completed by April 15.
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)