State Route 7 to be restricted next week in Steubenville for resurfacing work
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, August 16, 2012) – All three miles of the State Route 7 work zone through the city of Steubenville in Jefferson County will be restricted, beginning next Monday, August 20th, for resurfacing work.
Since work began in July, only about one mile of the project was actually restricted while the median barrier was removed. Starting next week, all three miles of the work zone will be reduced to a one, 11-foot lane in each direction to allow for milling and paving operations.
ODOT’s contractor for this $3 million project is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Zanesville, Ohio.
All work should be completed by June 2013; however, all traffic restrictions are expected to be removed by the end of this year.
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