OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2009
New Traffic Pattern Expected Monday on State Route 11
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --Northbound State Route 11 traffic will be shifted over into the southbound passing lane on Monday, June 29, 2009, for bridge repairs on two structures over the Norfolk Southern Corporation's railroad and Township Road 888 in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, located just north of the SR 344 Interchange.
One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the southbound lanes.
Phase One of the project -- work in the southbound lanes -- began in January. This switch marks the beginning of Phase Two or work in the northbound lanes.
ODOT’s contractor for this $4.4 million project is Marucci & Gaffney Excavating Co., from Youngstown, Ohio, and the completion date is October 31, 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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