Daily lane closures expected on I-77 bridge project south of New Philadelphia
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, October 28, 2014) – Daily lane closures are expected to begin Thursday, October 30th on Interstate 77 northbound while construction wraps up on the bridge repair project over County Road 55 (Joyce Hill Rd.) about three miles south of New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County.
In order to get traffic back into its normal pattern, ODOT’s contractor Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be reducing I-77 northbound to one lane on October 30th and 31st and then again on November 3rd and 4th during daytime hours only. All lanes will be open over the weekend (November 1st and 2nd). Work includes milling, paving, striping, and removing barrier wall to restore traffic to its original condition.
Two lanes will remain open in the southbound direction.
Work began in April on the $3 million project and should be completed by early November 2014.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
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