U.S. Route 36 to be closed at Gnadenhutten March 1st
Truss Bridge to be Replaced
Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, February 10, 2016)
– Starting March 1st, U.S.
Route 36 will be closed to traffic for 260 days while crews replace the truss
bridge located over the Tuscarawas River just east of State Route
416 in Tuscarawas County.
1949, the existing four-span, 509-foot long, steel-truss bridge will be
replaced with a five-span, continuous steel plate girder structure with a
reinforced concrete deck.
“Because removing the truss requires
a complete closure of the bridge, we worked closely with area officials,
schools and emergency personnel to develop and implement a game plan that will minimize
the impacts as much as possible,” said Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam.
To keep people and goods moving
safely through the region, ODOT recently paved SR 416 – the main detour route –
trimmed trees and upgraded warning signs. Beginning next week, ODOT’s
contractor will also perform traffic signal work at major
intersections along the detour route
prior to the closure.
the U.S. 36 closure, traffic will be detoured north on SR 416 to SR 259 east to
U.S. 250 east back to U.S. 36, and reverse. The road is scheduled to be
reopened to traffic by mid-November 2016.
of this $5 million project, the roadway will also be widened to provide broader
shoulders with sufficient walkway width for pedestrians crossing the bridge.
ODOT’s contractor is Complete
General Construction Company, from Columbus, Ohio. The completion date for the
project is May 30, 2017.
Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov