Strasburg Interchange receives safety funding for improvements
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, November 14, 2013) – The U.S. Route 250/Interstate 77 Interchange at Strasburg in Tuscarawas County has received $947,000 in state safety funding for improvements.
The project, planned for construction in 2015, will reconstruct and upgrade the traffic signal installation at the U.S. 250/County Road 74 and northbound I-77 ramp intersection. Additionally, it will replace the highway lighting and guardrail in the intersection area and upgrade the southbound I-77 ramp, County Road 102 (Fort Laurens Road), and U.S. 250 intersection, including but not limited to new traffic signals, guardrail, pavement widening on U.S. 250 for turn lanes, new signing, and new highway lighting.
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “For several years, we have experienced congestion and accidents at both ramps and associated intersections, so we are very excited to be able to improve the safety of this busy interchange, utilizing ODOT's Safety Program.”
ODOT’s consultant Mead & Hunt, Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, is preparing the plans.
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