MOT Changes At U.S. 23, Crouse Chapel To Provide Safer Work Zone
Additional restrictions to be implemented next week
Chillicothe (Friday, August 19, 2016) – With lane restrictions for a resurfacing and culvert replacement project on U.S. Route 23 in Ross County already in place, additional traffic changes will be imparted next week to provide for a safer work zone.
Crews from Shelly & Sands, Incorporated have begun a resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on U.S. 23, where they are paving the route between the state Route 159 interchange, north of Chillicothe, and the Pickaway County line. The project also includes pavement repairs and minor structure repair to the bridges, as well as a culvert replacement just north of County Road 275 (Crouse Chapel Road).
While traffic on U.S. 23 will be maintained in one, 11-foot lane in each direction through the work zone, the maintenance of traffic (MOT) plans have been revised to include the closure of the median crossover at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Crouse Chapel Road for paving operations. The crossover will be closed Tuesday, August 23,
“There is a high volume of traffic that uses this crossover, and closing it during paving operations will not only be more efficient, it will be safer for the motorists, as well as for the contractors and our crews working in the construction zone,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
While the crossover is closed, southbound U.S. 23 motorists wanting to turn left onto Crouse Chapel Road will be detoured by way of S.R. 207 to U.S. 23 North. Those traveling from Crouse Chapel to U.S. 23 South will be detoured via T.R. 279 (Blackwater Road). C.R. 526 (Orr Road) traffic will also be routed by way of the same detours.
Shelly & Sands, Incorporated was awarded a contract for approximately $2.18 million to complete the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early fall.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio