Interstate 77 Nighttime Restrictions at Stone Creek continue Next Week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, August 4, 2010) – Motorists may experience nighttime delays on Interstate 77 at the Stone Creek Exit in Tuscarawas County through next week as part of the $2.7 million State Route 751 bridge replacement project over the highway.
Night work began Monday, July 26th, to remove the structure over the highway and will continue through 6 a.m. Friday morning, August 13th.
Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, both north and southbound lanes of I-77 are being rerouted from the mainline of the interstate intermittently via the on and off ramps, while the contractor safely removes the bridge beams.
Motorists should use an alternate route, if possible, to avoid delays. Officials also urge motorists, who do have to travel this area during this work, to watch for stopped traffic.
ODOT's contractor for this project is Dennison Bridge Inc., from Dennison, Ohio, and the completion date is June 15, 2011.
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.