U.S. Route 22 to be closed west of State Route 519 for bridge removal
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, June 9, 2010) – U.S. Route 22 will be closed to traffic Monday, June 21st, for 15 days just west of State Route 519 in Moorefield Township, Harrison County, for the removal of a bridge.
This project will replace an existing bridge over an abandoned coal haul road with earthen fill and construct new pavement in place of the structure and approach slabs. Existing guardrail will also be removed.
Beginning at the intersection of U.S. 22 and SR 331 in Piedmont, traffic will be detoured east on SR 331, then SR 149 east to SR 9 north to SR 519 west back to U.S. 22, and reverse.
ODOT's contractor for this $220,687 project is B.O.G. Construction Inc., from Berlin Center, Ohio, and the completion date is mid-September 2010.
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 more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.