U.S. 30 traffic delays expected this week as part of sign upgrade project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, September 16, 2013) – U.S. Route 30 westbound traffic will be stopped this Wednesday, September 18th, for work associated with a systematic sign upgrade project in Columbiana County.
Motorists will be stopped, using rolling road blocks and law enforcement officers, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. These stops are necessary while ODOT’s contractor, Lake Erie Construction Company, from Norwalk, Ohio, replaces the sign structure over the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 under the Newell Bridge.
Eastbound U.S. 30 traffic is already reduced to one lane and will not be affected by this work.
This $545,250 safety project will replace the signs along U.S. 30 and State Route 39 through East Liverpool as well as the signs along U.S. 22 from Reeds Mill to SR 7 in Jefferson County.
All work is expected to be completed by December 2013.
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