State Route 7 northbound to be reopened to one lane; southbound to be reduced to one lane at Fort Steuben Bridge site
Fort Steuben Bridge removal project progresses to roadway work
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 19, 2012) – State Route 7 northbound will be reopened to one lane Thursday, March 22nd, and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane Monday, March 26th, as part of the Fort Steuben Bridge removal project in Jefferson County.
SR 7 northbound has been utilizing the old bridge ramps since January.
Weather permitting, ODOT’s contractor plans to begin work later this week to remove the former bridge’s abutment on the Ohio side, the ramp, and install concrete barrier. During this work, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
This work is expected to take about a month to complete.
ODOT’s contractor for this $2.3 million demolition project is Joseph B. Fay Company, from Russellton, Pennsylvania.
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