Lane, Width Restrictions Set For Scioto-73
Route To Be Reduced To One Lane Next Week
Chillicothe (Friday, May 3, 2013) – A slip repair will get under way next week in Scioto County as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin preliminary operations and impart lane restrictions on state Route 73.
On Monday, May 6, crews from Shelly and Sands, Incorporated will begin construction on S.R. 73 at the 8.50-mile marker, approximately 1.5 miles east of S.R. 348 at Otway and near Township Road 339 (Milt Jones Road). The route will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane, and traffic will be maintained with temporary signals.
“This year’s construction season is well under way throughout the state, and as we see more orange barrels, cones, flaggers and temporary signals in construction and maintenance zones, it’s important to remind motorists of the need for additional caution,” said Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, noting that the most common causes of crashes are following too closely, failing to yield and maintain control, and speeding.
“While the department takes great precautions to ensure motorists and workers are safe, motorists can help by exercising good judgment and common sense in the work zone,” he added.
Shelly and Sands was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $551,193 to repair the slip, and all work is anticipated to be completed in early summer.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio