Rescheduled: U.S. 23 Temporary Lane Restrictions Next Week
Chillicothe (Friday, January 15, 2016) – Due to the anticipated weather forecast early next week, the temporary lane restrictions to be imparted on U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County has been rescheduled.
As part of the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway construction project, crews from the Portsmouth Joint Venture (PJV) will close the southbound driving lane of U.S. 23 between S.R. 728/348 at Lucasville and County Road 55 (Fairground Road) for equipment delivery.
The restriction, which was scheduled to be imparted Monday, has now been scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, and it will be in effect from approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with traffic restored to both lanes by early afternoon.
Motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution when traveling through this and other work zones.
In the spirit of a public-private partnership, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Portsmouth Gateway Group are constructing the new state Route 823, a 16-mile, four-lane, limited access highway from U.S. 23 at Lucasville to U.S. 52 at Sciotoville in Scioto County. The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway is the department’s first P3 project and the largest, modern earthwork project to be constructed in the state’s history.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio