Final signal work at Martins Ferry intersection may cause traffic delays
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, January 31, 2017) – Starting Thursday, February 2nd, final work will be taking place at the Hanover Street intersection along State Route 7 in Martins Ferry.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be hooking up the new equipment with the railroad and activating the new traffic signals. Then next week, they will be removing the old poles and signals.
This is part of the $1.36 million intersection improvement project that began last year and also included work at the Aetna Street intersection.
Law enforcement officers will help move traffic through the area, but some lane closures will be necessary. Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid delays or use an alternate route.
Weather permitting, all work is expected to be completed by the end of next week, February 10th.
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