S.R. 131 Culvert Replacement Postponed; S.R. 138 Closure Scheduled
Chillicothe (Tuesday, August 7, 2012) – A culvert replacement project on state Route 131 in Highland County has been postponed; however, a separate project on S.R. 138 has been scheduled, and the route will be closed for up to one week.
Due to the delivery of materials and equipment matters, this week’s project on Highland-131 to replace a deteriorated culvert at the route’s 0.68-mile marker, just east of the Highland-Brown County line, has been postponed, and it is now rescheduled for the week of August 27.
S.R. 138, however, is scheduled to be closed the week of August 13 while crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Highland County maintenance facility replace a pipe at the route’s 30.28-mile marker. The project site is located approximately two miles south of Greenfield, between Township Road 361 (Hull Road) and T.R. 360B (Titus Road).
The closure will go into effect at approximately 8 a.m. August 13 and continue until 4 p.m. Friday, August 17, or until all work is completed. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of S.R. 771, S.R. 28 at Leesburg and S.R. 753 at Greenfield.
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