State Route 7 southbound to reopen later today in Jefferson County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 4, 2011) – Southbound State Route 7 should be reopened today around noon in Jefferson County.
The southbound direction of SR 7 has been closed since mid-March due to a landslide between the Salt Run and Rush Run Exits.
ODOT officials and geotechnical engineers have evaluated the hillside and are continuing to do more analysis to determine the best and most cost effective type of remediation project.
One lane of traffic will continue to be maintained in each direction until long-term repairs are made.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us