Temporary Closure Slated For Pike-23
Motorists should be prepared for periods of delay
Columbus (Wednesday, September 26, 2012) – U.S. Route 23 North in Pike County will be restricted temporarily in a series of rolling roadblocks this week and next as several loads are moved from the Atomic Energy Commission.
On Friday, September 28, the northbound lanes of U.S. 23 and off-ramp at the USEC exit, just south of Piketon, will be closed intermittently between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while crews from Edwards Moving and Rigging transport condensers to the entrance of Columbus Equipment, which is just south of the interchange.
Subsequent moves are also scheduled to take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the next move on Tuesday, October 2, and a third load transport on Thursday, October 4.
As each move will be conducted in a rolling operation and periods of closure are intermittent, there will be no posted detour. However, U.S. 23 northbound motorists should expect delays of between 10 and 15 minutes, with the total operation taking approximately 30 minutes for each move.
The move is being coordinated in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which will be assisting with traffic control.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)
or email D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us