Local interchanges to be restricted for sign upgrade project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 6, 2015) – The Interstate 77 interchanges at Dover and New Philadelphia will be restricted later this week to allow for structural work associated with upcoming sign upgrades.
This work is part of the $643,499 project being performed by M P Dory Co., from Columbus, Ohio, that began in mid-April to upgrade the highway signing along I-77 between New Philadelphia and the Stark Co. line as well as a small section of U.S. Route 62 and State Route 14 northwest of Salem in Columbiana and Mahoning counties.
Starting around 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, SR 39 at the I-77/Dover Interchange will be reduced to one lane until approximately noon, using law enforcement officers. Then on Friday, May 8th, SR 39 will be restricted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the I-77/New Philadelphia Interchange for structural foundation work as well.
The completion date for this project is August 31, 2015.
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.