OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2008
Motorists Should Expect Delays Wednesday on State Route 7 for Work at the W.H. Sammis Plant
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --Motorists should expect delays this Wednesday, July 9th, on State Route 7 in Stratton, Jefferson County, as part of FirstEnergy's environmental control retrofit construction project underway at the company's W. H. Sammis Plant.
SR 7 will be closed at various times between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Crews will be off-loading three scrubber rings for the project from barges located along SR 7 at the plant.
Motorists should expect short delays of approximately 15 minutes each. The roadway could be closed up to six different times. Therefore, officials are encouraging motorists to use an alternate route to avoid delays and traffic backups associated with this work.
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 information and traffic restrictions specific to this project, visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/dist11/FE_pr.asp.
For more information, contact: Becky McCarty, ODOT Public Information Officer at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us, or Mark Durbin, FirstEnergy Spokesperson at 330-761-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.