Scheduled To Be Open By Week’s End
pavement to restore route
March 13, 2018) – Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation
continue their efforts to restore state Route 7 in Lawrence County following
a rockfall between the U.S. 52 interchange and S.R. 527 at Chesapeake,
and the westbound lanes of the route should be open by the end of the
S.R. 7 in Lawrence County was closed in the four-lane
section between C.R. 15 (Buffalo Creek Road) and C.R. 124 (Tallow Ridge
Road) after a massive rock slide occurred along the westbound lanes
on Monday, February 26, and forced a full closure of the route. While
eastbound S.R. 7 was reopened to traffic the following day, the route’s westbound
lanes have remained closed since.
Expediting efforts to restore the route, ODOT District 9 issued
an emergency contract with DGM, Inc. to clear the rock and debris, scale
the adjacent hillside to remove additional loose rock and repair the damaged pavement.
With the rock removed and scaling completed, the contractors are placing
concrete, striping and guardrail this week, and it
is anticipated that S.R. 7 West will be open to traffic on Friday, March 16.
The westbound lanes of the route, however, will remain closed until
all work has been completed, and while the route is closed, motorists will
continue to be detoured by way of either the 31st Street Bridge or the
6th Street Bridge and I-64 in Huntington, West Virginia to the 17th Street
Bridge and U.S. 52.
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