Interstate 77 northbound traffic to return to normal pattern Thursday night between Dover and Strasburg
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, September 15, 2015) – Weather permitting, northbound traffic on Interstate 77 is set to return to its normal pattern Thursday 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. 17th, the northbound lanes of I-77 will be returned to its normal pattern. These changes are expected to be completed by midnight.
The northbound lanes have been shifted onto a temporary roadway for structure removal since late May.
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.
All work on the project is expected to be completed next month.
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