West High Avenue Road Closure to Begin Next Week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, September 08, 2014) – Work is progressing on the $2.37 million West High Avenue (State Route 39) improvement project in the city of New Philadelphia. The 60-day, complete road closure between 7th and 10th Streets is set to begin next Monday, September 15th.
To improve safety, West High Avenue is being widened from the RJ Corman railroad tracks to 7th Street to provide a two-way, left-turn lane. Work also includes: new curb and gutters, ADA curb ramps, sidewalks, storm drainage, and new waterlines.
During the closure, SR 39 traffic will be detoured on 4th Street, Front Avenue, and Bluebell Drive. Access will be maintained to all residents and businesses within the closed blocks from the rear alleys. Work began on the project in July, and the road is expected to be reopened by mid-November.
ODOT’s contractor is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date is June 2015.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
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