West High Avenue improvement project to begin in New Philadelphia
Widening to add left turn lane will increase safety
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, July 10, 2014) – Work is set to begin soon on the $2.37 million West High Avenue (State Route 39) improvement project in the city of New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County.
To improve safety, West High Avenue will be widened from the RJ Corman railroad tracks to 7th Street to provide a two-way, left-turn lane. Work will also include: pavement widening, new curb and gutters, ADA curb ramps, sidewalks, storm drainage, and new waterlines.
The first, seven-day road closure to tie-in the storm sewer at the 7th Street and SR 39 intersection is set to occur Monday, July 21st. Only right-turns onto SR 39 will be permitted from Tuscarawas Avenue; all other movements will be closed.
The second, 60-day complete road closure between 7th and 10th Streets will happen from mid-September to mid-November. However, access will be maintained to all residents and businesses within these blocks from the rear alleys.
During these closures, SR 39 traffic will be detoured on 4th Street, Front Avenue, and Bluebell Drive.
To avoid delays, motorists are advised to avoid this already congested and busy stretch of roadway during construction.
ODOT’s contractor is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date is June 2015.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us