U.S. Route 22 eastbound restrictions next week for inspection of retaining walls
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, March 02, 2017) – The right lane of U.S. Route 22 eastbound will be closed next Thursday, March 9, from 8 AM until approximately 2 PM for the inspection of multiple retaining walls along the highway just north of University Boulevard at Steubenville in Jefferson County.
Upon completion of one wall, crews will move immediately to the left lane of eastbound U.S. 22 to do another wall. It is expected to be closed from noon until 5 PM Thursday, March 9, and again on Friday, March 10, from 8 AM until 4 PM.
Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Additional inspections will occur later this month on the remaining retaining walls, including the big, four-tiered tie-back wall. Altogether, nine total retaining walls will be inspected.
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