West High Avenue Road Closure Delayed One Week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Friday, July 18, 2014) – The first, seven-day road closure to tie-in the storm sewer at the 7th Street and State Route 39 intersection as part of the $2.37 million, West High Avenue (SR 39) improvement project in the city of New Philadelphia is being delayed one week for the delivery of materials.
It was originally planned to occur next Monday, July 21, but has been rescheduled for Monday, July 28th. At that time, only right-turns onto SR 39 will be permitted from Tuscarawas Avenue; no other movements through the intersection will be permitted.
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 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.
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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