OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2008
STATE ROUTE 7 TRAFFIC TO BE STOPPED TOMORROW FOR WORK AT THE W.H. SAMMIS PLANT
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) -- Weather permitting, State Route 7 traffic will be stopped for approximately 15 to 20 minutes tomorrow morning from Stratton Heights Road to just before the tunnel in Stratton, Jefferson County, while the FirstEnergy Corp. transports a ring as part of their environmental control retrofit construction project now underway at the company's W. H. Sammis Plant.
This work is anticipated to take place around 8 a.m., March 19th; however, if inclement weather exists, the work will be postponed to Thursday, March 20th.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events, visit ODOT's gateway to traffic and roadway information at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For information and traffic restrictions specific to this project, visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/dist11/FE_pr.asp.
For more information, contact:
Becky McCarty, ODOT Public Information Officer at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us, or
Mark Durbin, FirstEnergy Spokesperson at 330-761-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
ODOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.