Tuscarawas River to be closed to recreational users at Gnadenhutten for bridge construction
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) – Beginning tomorrow, October 6th, the Tuscarawas River will be closed to all recreational users at Gnadenhutten in Tuscarawas County due to bridge construction.
A portage trail with a posted detour will be in place to bypass the river closure.
This closure is expected to be removed by next Friday, October 14th.
This is part of the $5 million project to replace the U.S. Route 36 truss bridge scheduled to reopen to traffic by mid-November.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov