Nighttime Ramp Closures Scheduled This Week
Project Part Of U.S. 23 ResurfacingIn Ross County
Chillicothe (Monday, August 13, 2012) – As part of an ongoing resurfacing and rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 23 in Ross County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will impart restrictions this week on the on and off-ramps at the Eastern Avenue and Three Locks Road exits.
Beginning Tuesday, August 14, and continuing through Thursday, August 16, crews from Shelly and Sands Incorporated will close the ramps during the late evening and overnight hours to undertake paving operations. Weather permitting, operations will be in effect from approximately 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night, with the ramps open to daytime travel.
The first night of paving work will begin at the Eastern Avenue exit, and crews will progress toward the Three Locks exit by Thursday. No more than two ramps will be closed at any given time, and motorists will be rerouted locally.
Following this, Shelly and Sands crews will be paving the mainline U.S. 23 during the overnight hours on Friday and Saturday, working from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. The current lane restrictions on U.S. 23 will remain in effect; however, motorists are advised to expect periods of delay and to exercise additional caution when traveling through the construction zone.
The entire work zone extends from the Scioto River Bridge at the U.S. 35 bypass split to the Three Locks Road/South Bridge Street exit at Chillicothe. Shelly and Sands Inc. was awarded a contract for approximately $7.4 million in March, and the entire project is anticipated to be completed by late November of this year.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT’s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio