Changes to Interstate 77 traffic expected next week between Dover and Strasburg
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, July 23, 2015) – Changes to the traffic pattern on Interstate 77 between Dover and Strasburg in Tuscarawas County are expected next week as part of the ongoing $3.76 million bridge removal project.
Beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday night, July 28th, the southbound lanes will be crossed over to the northbound side to allow for the removal of the southbound structure. Changes to the work zone and traffic pattern are expected to be completed by 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 29th.
Two lanes of traffic will continue to be maintained in each direction.
ODOT’s contractor, Independence Excavating Inc., from Independence, Ohio, began work late last season to remove the twin, abandoned railroad bridges located about one mile north of the County Road 80 Exit in Dover Township. The completion date for the project is September 2015.
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 Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov