SR 7 traffic to be moved into crossover; traffic delays expected Thursday
Rock fall site near Mingo Junction
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, January 17, 2017) – State Route 7 traffic is expected to be moved into the crossover this Thursday, January 19th, shifting traffic onto the northbound side of the highway between Steubenville and Mingo Junction in Jefferson County for slope cleanup work.
Rock fall closed the SR 7 southbound travel lane near Logan Avenue December 1st.
ODOT’s contractor on the nearby slope repair project north of Brilliant – Cast & Baker Corporation, from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, constructed the crossover for traffic to maintain one lane in each direction at a reduced speed of 35 mph.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays Thursday. Traffic will be stopped during this switch, including intermittent 15 minute closures, for eradicating the existing line and striping.
Clean up work is expected to resume soon on the loose rock along the slope above the highway. Officials anticipates all work to be completed by the end of February. The total project cost is estimated at $350,000.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov