Interstate 77 traffic to be stopped during nighttime hours for removal of County Road 80 bridge over highway at Dover
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 15, 2010) – Later this week, all four lanes of Interstate 77 will be closed intermittently during nighttime hours to allow for the safe demolition and removal of the County Road 80 structure over the highway at Dover, in Tuscarawas County.
Beginning this Friday, March 19th until next Friday, March 26th, between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., traffic in all four lanes of I-77 will be stopped for 15 minute increments, while ODOT's contractor safely demolishes and removes the CR 80 bridge over the highway. No detour will be posted. However, motorists are urged to use an alternate route to avoid delays.
CR 80 was closed to traffic today for about eight months as part of this bridge construction associated with the new I-77 Interchange project. CR 80 traffic is being 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.
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.