U.S. Route 62 closure postponed until April due to weather
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, March 13, 2013) – U.S. Route 62 will not be closed to traffic until April 1st due to weather. It was originally planned to be closed near the Knox County line next Monday, March 18th, for construction of a pedestrian/bike tunnel under the roadway as part of the Holmes County Trail Project, Phase 5.
This phase of the trail project will connect the Knox County Mohican Valley Trail to Holmes County Road 10 on the Holmes County Trail in Brinkhaven. It will construct about 1,000 feet of a shared use trail, including the 260-foot, lighted tunnel under U.S. 62.
During construction of the tunnel, U.S. 62 will be closed for 45 days.
Beginning at the intersection of U.S. 62 and SR 514/SR 205 in the village of Danville, Knox County, traffic will be detoured north on SR 514 to the intersection of SR 514 and SR 39 in the village of Nashville, then east on SR 39 back to U.S. 62 in Millersburg, and reverse.
ODOT’s contractor for this $547,237 project is Page Excavating Inc., from Lucas, Ohio, and the completion date is June 30, 2013.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
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 D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us