In Place Today
Chillicothe (Thursday, July 13, 2017) – As part of a rockfall remediation project
on U.S. 35 in Jackson County, contractors for the Ohio Department of
Transportation are blasting along the slope of the route’s eastbound lanes,
requiring additional, intermittent lane restrictions and temporary closure of
the route when crews are at work.
35 is reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction between
T.R. 223 (Caves Road) and C.R. 21 (Oakland Road), east of the Jackson-Ross
County line, where crews from DGM, Incorporated are
upgrading the existing rock slope.
approximately noon through early evening today, July 13, motorists may
encounter temporary periods of delay during blasting operations. As there is
no pre-determined time for the blasts to occur, motorists may want to avoid
the area by traveling S.R. 32, S.R. 327 and U.S. 50 during the afternoon, and
operations will be contingent upon the weather.
the project, traffic is being maintained in one, 12-foot lane in the
eastbound direction, with westbound traffic maintained in two lanes. However,
all four lanes of the route will be subject to short-term,
intermittent periods of closure during blasting operations; at which time,
traffic will be stopped and held by the contractors.
environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable
federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried
out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated
December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
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