OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2009
State Route 148 to be Closed Next Week West of Powhatan Point for Railroad Crossing Replacement
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --State Route 148 will be closed to traffic next Monday, September 28th, west of Powhatan Point in Belmont County for a railroad crossing replacement by Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk Southern anticipates completing this work in four days.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 148 and SR 9 in Armstrongs Mills, traffic will be detoured north on SR 9 to SR 147 in Centerville, then east on SR 147 to SR 7 in Bellaire, then south on SR 7 back to SR 148, and reverse.
ODOT reminds motorists to SLOW DOWN for the "Cone Zone;" turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the highway workers. Remember, fines in work zones are doubled for not obeying traffic signs. Minimize distractions – turn OFF cell phones in construction zones. Remember to always buckle up.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events, visit ODOT's gateway to traffic and roadway information at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information, contact: Becky McCarty, Public Information Officer, at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us.
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
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