Interstate 77 to be resurfaced between Strasburg and Stark Co. line
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, April 13, 2016) – Work is set to begin soon on a $4 million project to resurface Interstate 77 in Tuscarawas County between Strasburg and the Stark County line.
However, no impacts to traffic are anticipated until May 2nd when night work is expected to begin.
Work planned for this month includes traffic control layout and highway lighting – all to take place on the highway shoulders. Travel lanes will not be affected.
In addition to over seven miles of full-depth repairs and new pavement, all the existing overhead highway lighting will be upgraded at the Strasburg and Bolivar Interchanges.
Starting Monday, May 2nd, I-77 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. All lanes will be open during daytime hours.
ODOT’s contractor is The Shelly Company, from Thornville, Ohio, and the completion date is September 30, 2016.
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