OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009
State Route 7 Southbound Travel Lane Reopened at the W.H. Sammis Plant
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --The State Route 7 southbound travel lane in Stratton, Jefferson County, was reopened to traffic late yesterday. The southbound lanes of SR 7 have been closed since February 2008, as part of the FirstEnergy's environmental control retrofit project at the company's W. H. Sammis Plant.
One lane of traffic is now being maintained in each direction in the proper travel lanes. However, both passing lanes remain closed.
All four lanes of SR 7 are expected to be reopened to traffic in September 2009, but some daytime lane closures may still exist for cleanup and restoration work.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events, visit ODOT's gateway to traffic and roadway information at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For information and traffic restrictions specific to this project, visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D11/Pages/SammisProject.aspx.
For more information, contact:
Becky McCarty, ODOT Public Information Officer at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us, or
Mark Durbin, FirstEnergy Spokesperson at 330-761-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
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