Lawrence-217 Repairs Under Way
Bridge Repair Project Will Restrict Traffic, Require Daytime Closure
Chillicothe (Wednesday, May 2, 2012) – A bridge repair project on state Route 217 in Lawrence County is under way, and while the route is open to traffic today, May 1, it will be subject to back-to-back, single-day closure for the remainder of the week.
Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation are repairing a structure at the route’s 5.85-mile marker, which is near the route’s northern junction with S.R. 378, where inspections found that the bridge had significant deterioration and slight crushing on its rear abutment.
Currently, S.R. 217 is open and traffic is being maintained with flaggers. However, the route is scheduled for closure between S.R. 378 and Township Road 101 (Yellow Creek Road) on Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 141 and S.R. 378.
Weather permitting, the repair project is anticipated to be completed within two weeks, and at all other times during operations, the route should remain open, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers.
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 and outside Ohio