State Route 7 southbound remains restricted from rock fall at Mingo Junction
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, December 01, 2016) – Southbound State Route 7 traffic will be stopped around 10:15 a.m. this morning for about 10 minutes to clean up and remove the large boulder that remains from last night’s event near Logan Avenue at Mingo Junction in Jefferson County.
Rock fall closed both southbound lanes overnight but was reopened to one lane early this morning. Northbound lanes are not affected.
The southbound travel lane will remain closed for further evaluation, but the southbound passing lane is open to traffic.
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