Hobart Road Restrictions To Be Imparted Today
Chillicothe (Monday, September 21, 2015) – Following a three-week delay, restrictions will now be imparted on Hobart Road in Highland County as part of a roadway extension project.
Effective today, Hobart Road will be restricted to one-way westbound traffic from U.S. Route 62 to its new intersection and the roundabout at Careytown Road, with Hobart Road closed to eastbound traffic between Homestead Avenue and U.S. 62. Hobart Road motorists wanting to travel east to access U.S. 62 will be detoured by way of the new extension – or, Carl Smith Drive – Careytown Road, Harry Sauner Road and state Route 73.
Crews from the John R. Jurgensen Company are extending Hobart Road from its terminus near Homestead Avenue and U.S. 62 at the northern corporation limit of Hillsboro to S.R. 73 at the city’s west side. With the project being built in phases, operations have included the construction of a new roadway from the existing Hobart Road to S.R. 73, which is the Carl Smith Drive component; a roundabout at the new roadway’s intersection with Careytown Road; turn lanes on S.R. 73 and U.S. 62, with a flashing light at S.R. 73 and a stop-and-go signal at U.S. 62; and improvements to Harry Sauner and Careytown roads.
As part of the next phase of construction, the contractors are reconstructing and widening the existing segment of Hobart Road between Homestead Avenue and U.S. 62. Although traffic changes on Hobart Road were scheduled to be in effect at the end of August, they were postponed due to utility issues.
The John R. Jurgensen Company of Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded a contract for approximately $6.9 million to construct the 1.2-mile road between U.S. 62 and S.R. 73, and with an interim completion for fall of this year, all work is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2016.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio