U.S. 23 South In Ross County Being Reduced To One Lane
Chillicothe - Operations for a bridge deck replacement project are under way, and lane restrictions are being imparted on U.S. Route 23 in Ross County today, June 16.
As part of the project’s maintenance of traffic plan, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will reduce southbound U.S. 23 to one lane at the 15.32-mile marker, just south of the state Route 159/Kingston exit, while crews replace the bridge deck in the route’s northbound lanes. Currently, northbound traffic is reduced to one lane at the Hopetown Road overpass.
During the first phase of construction, the contractors will be constructing a median cross-over that will be used to divert one lane of northbound traffic to the southbound side of the route. Once this is completed, both northbound lanes will be closed and all traffic will be diverted to one lane in each direction via the southbound lanes.
Complete General Construction of Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a contract for approximately $1.5 million to complete the project, and the scheduled completion date is October 31, 2008.
Motorists are advised to expect periodic delays, and they are reminded to exercise additional caution when traveling through the project area.
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