Ross County Construction Season Keeps Moving
Motorists advised of lane restrictions, periods of closure on area routes
Chillicothe - With a busy construction season for the Ohio Department of Transportation well under way in Ross County, motorists are advised of additional lane restrictions and upcoming closures on area routes
This first lane restriction to be imparted will be Saturday, August 22, on U.S. 23 where the northbound driving lane will be closed from the U.S. 23/U.S. 35 bypass to just south of the S.R. 159 exit, north of Chillicothe, for crews from Complete General Construction to mill and pave this section of the route.
Once these operations have been completed, the contractors will move operations to the southbound driving lane, closing it to traffic on Monday, August 24. Throughout both phases of construction, north and southbound traffic will be maintained in the passing lanes(with traffic patterns shifting throughout construction).
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On Sunday, August 23, lane restrictions will be in place during the evening and overnight hours on state Route 159 (Bridge Street) at Marietta Road as crews from the Shelly Company mill, pave and stripe the intersection as part of the intersection improvement project there.
The lane restrictions will be in place from 6 p.m. Sunday, August 23, through 6 a.m. Monday, August 24, and although S.R. 159 (Bridge Street) will remain open and traffic maintained by flaggers, motorists are advised of periodic delays.
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As part of the Ross-104 Widening project, crews from Shelly and Sands Incorporated will close Moundsville Road on Monday, August 24, to begin reconstructing its intersection with S.R. 104, where there will be new lane configurations and a traffic signal once the widening project has been completed. During periods of closure, Moundsville Road motorists will be detoured by way of Pleasant Valley Road.
Following this, Pleasant Valley Road will be closed for its improvement with S.R. 104. It is anticipated that the Pleasant Valley Road closure will be in place following the Labor Day holiday on September 8; however, this closure will not be imparted until after Moundsville Road has been reopened to traffic.
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For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio