New Signal Set For Operation On Ross-104
Chillicothe (Wednesday, June 2, 2010) – As the widening of state Route 104 from two to five lanes between U.S. 35 and S.R. 207 continues, motorists along the corridor just north of Chillicothe will face several changes in traffic patterns this year, including a new signal at the route’s intersection with Moundsville Road.
According to Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 Deputy Director James A. Brushart, the new signal is being set to flashing mode today, June 2, and then changed to full stop-and-go operation (red-yellow-green) on Monday, June 14.
“Prior to the signal being set to full operation, a burn test will be conducted to ensure its working order and to help motorists become accustomed to the new signalization at this intersection,” said Brushart.
Along with the installation of a signal at Moundsville Road, the S.R. 104 widening project also includes adding a traffic signal at the intersection of Gateway Drive, rerouting Pleasant Valley Road, and upgrading entrances to both the Chillicothe and Ross correctional facilities.
As the new signal is activated, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution not only at the intersection of S.R. 104 and Moundsville Road, but also within the entire construction zone. In addition, through-traffic motorists are encouraged to follow the alternate Ohio-104 route via Bridge Street and S.R. 207 that has been established for the project.
With an investment of $6.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and a total construction cost of $10.6 million, the Ross-104 Widening project is being constructed by Shelly and Sands of Zanesville, Ohio.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)