County Road 80 closure delayed again due to weather
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, February 16, 2010) – County Road (CR) 80 will not be closed to traffic next week as planned for bridge construction associated with the new Interstate 77 Interchange project at Dover in Tuscarawas County. The closure has been postponed twice, now until March 1st, due to inclement weather.
The road will be closed for about eight months. CR 80 traffic will be detoured east on SR 516 to SR 39 east to SR 211 east to Slingluff Avenue in Dover, then east on Slingluff Avenue to North Wooster Avenue, then north on North Wooster Avenue back to CR 80, and reverse.
Access will be maintained to all businesses on Ohio and Progress Streets.
The new, $11.2 million interchange is intended to help relieve congestion at the existing, adjacent interchanges in Dover and Strasburg and promote future economic development in the area.
In addition to a new diamond interchange, the project includes the reconstruction of just under a mile of CR 80, the construction of a new overpass over I-77, the replacement of a bridge over the Sugar Creek, and the relocation of a portion of Progress Street.
ODOT’s contractor, The Beaver Excavating Company, from Canton, Ohio, began work in September 2009, and expects to complete the project by November 23, 2010.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.