U.S. Route 22 traffic delays expected for finishing touches
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Construction will resume later this week to finish the $3.9 million project from last year that resurfaced U.S. Route 22/State Route 7 at Steubenville in Jefferson County.
Remaining work includes: surface smoothness repairs on the asphalt overlay, diamond grinding concrete sections under Veterans Memorial Bridge, permanent pavement markings, raised pavement markers, and some repairs.
Starting Wednesday, April 27th, weather permitting, ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands, Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be working from 6 PM to 6 AM, closing two of the three lanes on SR 7/US 22 northbound and southbound for smoothness repairs. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. This work is expected to take a couple nights to complete.
The rest of the work will be completed during daytime hours with possible daily lane closures in each direction until the project completion date of May 15, 2016.
Officials are asking motorists to plan ahead to avoid delays.
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.