OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2009
Upcoming Traffic Changes at Holmes County Intersection
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --As part of Phase II construction of the safety improvements at the intersection of State Route 39, State Route 60, and State Route 754 near West Holmes High School in Holmes County, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 will be making some changes to the maintenance of traffic on June 1, 2009.
SR 39 will be restricted to one lane of traffic with a temporary traffic signal just west of SR 754. Additionally, SR 754 will be closed while the temporary signal is active for a period of 30 days. Beginning at the intersection of SR 39 and SR 754, SR 754 traffic will be detoured west on SR 39 to SR 514 in Nashville, then north on SR 514 back to SR 754, and reverse.
ODOT's contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Zanesville, Ohio, began work to reconstruct the intersection of SR 39, SR 60, and SR 754 late last August, including the addition of left turn lanes, new traffic signals, and an improved alignment. Work is expected to be completed on the $2.6 million project in October 2009.
ODOT reminds motorists to SLOW DOWN for the "Cone Zone;" turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the highway workers. Remember, fines in work zones are doubled for not obeying traffic signs. Minimize distractions – turn OFF cell phones in construction zones. Remember to always buckle up.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events, visit ODOT's gateway to traffic and roadway information at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information, contact: Becky McCarty, Public Information Officer, at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us.
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
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