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S.R. 73 Reopens At Prospect Road
(Friday, June 29, 2018) – Just ahead of its
scheduled July 2 opening, state Route 73 in Highland County has been reopened
to traffic at County Road 5 (Prospect Road).
73 has been closed since early April when contractors for the Ohio Department
of Transportation and the Highland County Engineer’s Office closed the route at
its junction with Prospect Road as part of an intersection improvement
project on Prospect Road.
total project includes widening nearly five miles of East Prospect Road, between
S.R. 73 and S.R. 124, replacing culverts, correcting horizontal and vertical
curves, upgrading drainage along the county road, as well as improving a
half-mile section of S.R. 73 at Prospect Road to increase sight distance at the
this initial phase of construction on S.R. 73 has been completed, the route
is now open to traffic. However, there will be some single-lane restrictions
for additional paving and finishing work, but traffic will be maintained with
flaggers when crews are at work.
addition, restrictions remain in place on Prospect Road, and C.R. 75
(Bennington Road) remains closed at its junction with Prospect, where
widening, culvert replacement and drainage work continue. Traffic on these
routes will be detoured locally via T.R. 378 (Pigeon Roost Road), C.R. 74
(Pleasant Road) and other local routes.
Inc. of Beaver, Ohio was awarded a contract for approximately $5.39 million
to reconstruct Prospect Road, and while most major construction is
anticipated to be completed this year, the entire project is scheduled for
completion in the summer of 2019.