Bridge inspections rescheduled across region
Resume tomorrow in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, July 13, 2016) – Annual routine bridge inspections slated for the region have been rescheduled, starting tomorrow in Belmont County. They were previously scheduled but cancelled due to equipment maintenance.
Two State Route 7 bridges in Belmont County will undergo inspections tomorrow, July 14th, during daytime hours by an ODOT crew and a snooper truck – one at the railroad in Martins Ferry and one at Glenns Run.
Then on Monday, July 18th, officials will inspect the SR 7 bridge over McLister Ave. at Mingo Junction in Jefferson County.
On Tuesday, July 19th, the U.S. Route 22 bridge over Boggs Fork Creek at Piedmont in Harrison County will be inspected as well as the SR 151 bridge over the railroad tracks near SR 212 at Bowerston.
On Wednesday, July 20th, officials will move to Tuscarawas County and inspect the Interstate 77 bridge south of Newcomerstown over County Road 4 (Stocker Ridge Rd.), the SR 258 bridge over the Tuscarawas River at Newcomerstown, and the SR 39 (West High Ave.) bridge over the Tuscarawas River at the New Philadelphia Interchange.
And finally on Thursday, July 21st, crews will inspect two county road bridges – one on CR 99 outside of Strasburg over the Sugarcreek, and one on CR 109 outside of Somerdale over the Conotton Creek.
Traffic will be restricted but maintained at all of these locations during this work.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov