Traffic to be restricted next week on SR 147 west of Bethesda
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 20, 2015) – State Route 147 traffic will be reduced to one lane next week at the $935,683 bridge removal project that began earlier this month between Bethesda and Barnesville in Belmont County.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be using flaggers to maintain traffic Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th, to allow for a waterline relocation.
SR 147 is expected to close for about 30 days in early July. Most work is currently being performed from underneath the structure, including building fill and erosion control.
The completion date is May 31, 2016, to allow for settlement. However, all work is expected to be completed by mid-August 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.