State Route 26 to be closed next week for culvert replacement

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, August 04, 2014)Beginning next Monday, August 11th, State Route 26 will be closed in Belmont County for seven days about four miles north of the Monroe County line for a culvert replacement project.
Traffic will be detoured from the intersection of SR 148 and SR 26 east on SR 148 to SR 145, then south on SR 145 to SR 26, and reverse.
This work is part of a $486,000 districtwide culvert replacement project, including four locations in Holmes County and one in Columbiana County. ODOT’s contractor is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date for the entire project is October 2014.
Click HERE to view a map of the culvert location.
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