SR 7 traffic to be stopped Friday near Mingo; traffic delays expected
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, February 21, 2017) – State Route 7 traffic will be stopped at noon on Friday, February 24th, between Steubenville and Mingo Junction in Jefferson County as part of a rock removal project.
Both north and southbound traffic will be stopped for a shot to remove the remaining rock on the hillside above the highway. Officials anticipate a normal, 15 to 20 minute delay associated with blasting.
Rock fall closed the SR 7 southbound travel lane near Logan Avenue December 1st. One lane of traffic is being maintained in each direction in the northbound lanes at a reduced speed of 35 mph.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
ODOT’s contractor for this project is Cast & Baker Corporation, from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Officials anticipate all work to be completed this spring, and 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