Bench Cleaning Project Scheduled For U.S. 52
Route To Be Closed Intermittently For Hillside Clearing
Chillicothe (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) – In conjunction with a bench cleaning project on U.S. Route 52 in Lawrence County, contractors will impart additional lane restrictions and intermittent periods of closure this week.
Beginning Wednesday, April 18, crews from DGM, Incorporated will close the east and westbound lanes of U.S. 52 near T.R. 268 (Crabtree Hollow Road), just east of the Ashland twin bridges, intermittently during daytime, business hours to remove rock and debris from the hillside along the route’s westbound lanes.
The periods of closure are anticipated to be in 15-minute intervals while crews are at work, and operations are expected to be in effect from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through the end of April. There will be no posted detour, and traffic will be maintained by the Ohio State Highway Patrol while the closures are in effect.
Crews have already been working alongside the route’s westbound lanes between the S.R. 93 interchange at Ironton and S.R. 243 at Coal Grove. Within this section of the construction zone, westbound traffic is reduced to one lane, with eastbound traffic open to two lanes of travel.
DGM was awarded a contract in the amount of $245,986 to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed in late June.
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)