U.S. Route 22 traffic delays expected in upcoming weeks for paving
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, September 30, 2015) – Paving work is expected to begin next week on U.S. Route 22/State Route 7 at Steubenville in Jefferson County, and officials are asking motorists to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Work began on this $3.9 million resurfacing project in late May and included concrete joint repairs, full-depth concrete pavement repairs, and barrier wall replacement.
Starting Monday, October 5th, crews will be making pavement repairs with actual paving to begin by the end of the week, reducing traffic to one lane in each direction.
SR 7 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between University Boulevard and SR 213 as well as portions of U.S. 22 and ramps.
Congestion is likely, so motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and use an alternate route to avoid delays.
All paving work will be completed by the end of October.
ODOT’s contractor is Shelly & Sands, Inc., from Columbus, Ohio.
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.