U.S. Route 22 to be closed next week west of State Route 519 for bridge removal
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, July 20, 2010) – U.S. Route 22 will be closed to traffic next Thursday, July 29th, for 15 days just west of State Route 519 in Moorefield Township, Harrison County, for the removal of a bridge over an abandoned coal haul road.
ODOT's contractor, B.O.G. Construction Inc., from Berlin Center, Ohio, began work about a month ago to construct an earthen fill beneath the existing bridge set to be removed. New pavement will also be built in place of the structure and approach slabs, and the existing guardrail will be removed as part of this project.
Beginning at the intersection of U.S. 22 and SR 331 in Piedmont, traffic will be detoured east on SR 331, then east on SR 149 to SR 9 north to SR 519 west back to U.S. 22, and reverse.
The cost for this project is $220,687, and the completion date is mid-September 2010.
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 more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.