State Route 7 traffic to be stopped briefly Monday near Mingo
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, March 16, 2017) – State Route 7 traffic will be stopped briefly Monday, March 20th, between Steubenville and Mingo Junction in Jefferson County while crews return motorists to their normal travel lanes.
Traffic was crossed over onto the northbound side of the highway in January for a rock removal project. Rock fall closed the SR 7 southbound travel lane near Logan Avenue December 1st.
Between 9 a.m. and noon, ODOT’s contractor, Cast & Baker Corporation, from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, will be putting traffic back into the southbound lane. This will require about a 15 to 20 minute delay to remove conflicting pavement markings. Motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
One lane will continue to be maintained in each direction until the remaining weather sensitive work is completed later this month.
The total project cost is about $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