Westbound U.S. Route 250 Exit Ramp at State Route 39 to Close for Bridge Replacement
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 31, 2016) – Work is getting started this week to replace the westbound U.S. Route 250 exit ramp bridge to State Route 39 just before the Interstate 77 merger at New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County.
The $1.2 million project will replace the existing, deteriorated three span steel beam bridge on the U.S. 250 westbound off-ramp over Stone Creek with a new single span structure. The existing bridge was constructed in 1964 and has an overall length of 111 feet.
Beginning next Monday, June 6th, the exit ramp will be closed for 90 days. Traffic will be detoured on I-77 north to SR 39 east (Dover Exit) back to U.S. 250, and reverse.
ODOT’s contractor is Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co., from Shadyside, Ohio, and the project’s overall completion date is October 31, 2016.
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.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov