Section of Westbound Lanes To Open on Phase 2 of Nelsonville Bypass
ATHENS/ HOCKING COUNTY (Thursday, September 13, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 announces a section of Westbound lanes are scheduled to open next week on Phase 2 of the Nelsonville Bypass project.
“We want to make sure the traveling public is aware of the traffic pattern change prior to the section of Westbound lanes opening next week,” said Cary Betzing, District 10 Construction Administrator, “Weather permitting, there should be traffic on the Westbound lanes by September 19.”
Traffic will enter the roundabout on the current U.S. 33 and take the ramp to the bypass at West Interchange Road (which was previously Dorr Run Road). Traffic will exit the bypass through ODOT’s tie-in to the current four-lane U.S.33 on the West end of the project toward Logan.
“Eastbound traffic will continue in its current pattern, until those lanes open later this year,” said Betzing.
Phase 2 is scheduled to open in its entirety by the end of November 2012.
According to Betzing, concrete paving will begin on Phase 3 by mid-October of this year.
“Bridges are being completed and work will begin on the intersection of SR 691, SR 78 and U.S. 33 near the entrance of Hocking College this fall,” said Betzing.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed in September 2013.
“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, the Ohio Department of Transportation (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:
Brenna K. Slavens, District 10 Office of Communications, at (740) 568-3904
or email D10.PIO@dot.state.oh.us