Interstate 77 southbound traffic to return to normal pattern tomorrow night between Dover and Strasburg
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, September 02, 2015) – Traffic on Interstate 77 southbound is set to return to its normal pattern tomorrow night between Dover and Strasburg in Tuscarawas County as part of an ongoing $3.76 million bridge removal project.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday night, Sept. 3rd, the southbound lanes of I-77 will be returned to its normal pattern. These changes are expected to be completed by 10 p.m.
Lanes had been crossed over to allow for the removal of the southbound structure.
Northbound lanes will remain in place until the crossover is removed.
ODOT’s contractor, Independence Excavating Inc., from Independence, Ohio, began work late last season to remove the twin, abandoned railroad bridges located about one mile north of the County Road 80 Exit in Dover Township. The completion date for the entire project is early October 2015.
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 Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov