State Route 7 southbound traffic to be stopped later today
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, August 07, 2013) – State Route 7 southbound traffic will be stopped later this afternoon and evening inside the work zone near Rush Run in Jefferson County.
Southbound traffic will be stopped in 15 minute intervals inside the landslide repair work zone, while ODOT’s contractor resets barrier wall moved during an accident last night.
Traffic delays are expected, so motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Northbound lanes will not be affected.
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