Mall Crossing project to enter Phase 2 of construction around the Ohio Valley
BELMONT COUNTY - Weather permitting, the Commons Mall Crossing
project at St. Clairsville will be switching to Phase 2 of construction next
Friday, June 30th.
began in March on the $10.3 million project to construct a new connector roadway west of Mall Road, reconstruct
a portion of the existing
Mall Ring Road, and construct a new
bridge over Interstate 70 to the Commons Mall Crossing Road which connects to
U.S. Route 40.
Phase 1 included reconstruction
of Mall Ring Road on the left side of the Ohio Valley Mall. Phase 2 will include
reconstruction of the roadway at the back of the mall.
contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, expects to finish Phase
1 paving, guardrail, and maintenance of traffic items next week.
Phase 2, motorists will have access to the mall’s back parking lot and County Road
29 by taking Mall Ring Road toward Buffalo Wild Wings and Residence Inn. However,
the Rural King Plaza will only have one driveway to enter and exit the
businesses will have access from Mall Ring Road. All of Mall Ring Road is still
scheduled to be open and completed before the holiday shopping season.
completion date for this entire job intended to relieve congestion and improve
safety at the Mall Road intersections as well as increase economic development
opportunities in the area is set for October 31, 2018.