Changes to Interstate 77 traffic expected tomorrow night between Dover and Strasburg
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 20, 2015) – Changes to the traffic pattern on Interstate 77 between Dover and Strasburg in Tuscarawas County are expected to be completed tomorrow night prior to the holiday weekend as part of an ongoing $3.76 million bridge removal project.
ODOT’s contractor, Independence Excavating Inc., from Independence, Ohio, began work late last season to remove the twin, abandoned railroad bridges located about one mile north of the County Road 80 Exit in Dover Township. To date, work has focused on the temporary road for traffic, crossover construction, and building fill.
Beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21st, I-77 northbound traffic will be restricted to transition onto the temporary roadway. By Friday, two lanes of traffic should be flowing again in each direction for Memorial Day travel.
Two lanes of traffic will continue to be maintained in each direction during structure demolition; the completion date for the project is September 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.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us