OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2009
State Route 516 to be Closed Next Saturday at Dover Intersection
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --State Route 516 will be closed to traffic early next Saturday morning, June 13th, at State Route 39 near Dover to complete intersection improvements and widening work associated with the reconstruction and widening underway on SR 39 in Tuscarawas County.
SR 516 will be closed around 6 a.m. and remain closed until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 27th. Traffic will be detoured from SR 516 to Reese Road (Township Road 412) and back to SR 39.
Work began in March 2008 on this $6.6 million project to improve the safety and reduce congestion on SR 39 from the I-77 Interchange to Renner Road as well as raise the elevation of SR 39 west to Saltwell Road.
ODOT's contractor is J.D. Williamson Construction Co., Inc., from Tallmadge, Ohio, and the completion date is 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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