Intersection improvements to begin next week in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, February 22, 2016) – Work will begin next Monday, February 29th, to improve two, State Route 7 intersections in Belmont County – Aetna Street in Bridgeport and Hanover Street in Martins Ferry.
Improvements will include construction of southbound right-hand turn lanes, traffic signal replacements, restoration of worn pavement markings, installation of pedestrian crossing facilities, and removal of concrete medians at both intersections.
The Aetna Street and SR 7 intersection will also include an access point for the shopping center on the northwest corner of the intersection.
At a minimum, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction, but motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
ODOT’s contractor for this $1.36 million project is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date is May 31, 2016.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov