Lawrence-7 Slated For Resurfacing
Operations To Start Next Week
Chillicothe (Friday, July 23, 2010) – Operations for a two-lane resurfacing project are set to begin next week on state Route 7 in Lawrence County, according to Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart.
“Resurfacing projects are necessary to preserve the integrity of a given route, as well as for the safety of the traveling public, so we appreciate motorists’ patience while construction is under way and when crews are at work,” said Brushart.
Beginning the week of July 26, crews from the Shelly Company will begin grinding and paving operations on state Route 7 between Township Road 1147 (Jewell Drive) in Rome Township and the Lawrence-Gallia County line. The resurfacing project also extends from the route’s junction with state Route 527 (Third Avenue) at Chesapeake to the western corporation limit of Proctorville.
Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers, and motorists are advised of intermittent periods of delay during hours of operation. They are also urged to use additional caution when traveling through the work zone.
The Shelly Company of Thornville, Ohio, was awarded a contract in May for approximately $2,334,320, and the scheduled completion date for all work is October 31, 2010.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events visit Buckeye Traffic and the Ohio Travel Information System (OTIS) on ODOT=s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
Please note: The construction zone for this project is on the two-lane portion of S.R. 7, east of Chesapeake, and is not affected by the closure that is in effect on S.R. 7 West.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)