Gearing Up For New Traffic Signal To Go Live
Signal at Hobart Road & U.S. 62 set for full operation next week
Chillicothe (Thursday, December 3, 2015) – As construction for the Hobart Road/Carl Smith Drive extension project in Highland County winds down this year, another key element of the project will be established when a new signal is activated next week.
On Monday, December 7, a newly installed signal at the intersection of Hobart Road and U.S. Route 62 at Hillsboro will be set to stop-and-go operation. Currently, the signal is in flashing mode as part of a burn test to test its operation and prepare motorists for the upcoming change. The signal is scheduled to be switched to full, red-yellow-green operation at 9 a.m. Monday, and motorists are advised to use additional caution through the intersection.
In partnership with the Highland County Engineer’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded a contract to the John R. Jurgensen Company of Cincinnati for approximately $6.9 million to improve Hobart Road by constructing a 1.2-mile extension between U.S. 62 and state Route 73.
As part of the total extension project, construction has included building a roundabout at the new roadway’s intersection with Careytown Road; adding turn lanes on S.R. 73 and U.S. 62; improving sections of Harry Sauner and Careytown roads; and installing a flashing light at S.R. 73 and the stop-and-go signal at U.S. 62. And with an interim completion this fall, all work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2016.
For additional information regarding lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit www.ohgo.com
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
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