U.S. 22 eastbound being detoured near Reeds Mill for bridge repairs
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, November 18, 2014) – Beginning today, U.S. Route 22 eastbound traffic is being rerouted via the County Road 22A ramps indefinitely for repairs to the CR 22A bridge located over the highway.
ODOT’s contractor, Armstrong Steel Erectors Inc., from Newark, Ohio, began using this traffic pattern a week ago during daylight hours. However due to further cracking of the bridge beam, eastbound traffic will continue to be rerouted using the ramps 24-hours a day until further notice.
CR22A is also closed over the highway.
Officials are determining what additional repairs will be required and will work to complete them as quickly as possible. Damages were originally sustained by an oversized load in September.
Westbound traffic is not affected.
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