State Route 9 to be closed next weekend for bridge removal

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, August 14, 2014)State Route 9 will be closed to traffic next Friday, August 22nd, at 6 p.m., just south of County Road 29 at the entrance to the Harrison County Airport for removal of an overhead bridge.
The road will remain closed until 6 a.m. Monday, August 25th, while a construction crew removes and demolishes the overhead bridge owned by Consol Energy.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 9 and SR 519 in New Athens, traffic will be detoured east on SR 519 to U.S. 250 north/west to SR 9 in Cadiz, and reverse.
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