Lane closures postponed on I-77 bridge project south of New Philadelphia
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, October 29, 2014) – The daily lane closures expected to begin tomorrow on Interstate 77 northbound in Tuscarawas County have been postponed until next week.
The lane closures are needed to wrap up the $3 million bridge repair project that began in April over County Road 55 (Joyce Hill Rd.) about three miles south of New Philadelphia.
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 Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th during daytime hours only.
Intermittent daytime lane closures in both directions may be possible until work concludes in mid-November. Work includes milling, paving, striping, and removing barrier wall to restore traffic to its original condition.
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