The week ending March 5, 2016: The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring long-term lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29: S.R. 73 will be reduced to one lane between T.R. 196 (Dutch Thomas Road) and T.R. 118 (Seaman Road), approximately 1.5 miles north of S.R. 41 at Peebles, for a bridge replacement project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with the use of temporary signals. The project is anticipated to be completed in late summer.
Currently, there are no closures or significant lane restrictions on the state highway system due to construction or major maintenance projects. However, maintenance operations will continue on various routes as weather permits, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers.
The Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement project continues, with work being conducted off affected roadways. In addition to localized closures affecting downtown traffic, motorists are advised of equipment entering and exiting the work zone in Ironton and at the U.S. 23 viaduct in Kentucky. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Ironton-Russell-Bridge-Replacement.aspx
S.R. 104 is closed between S.R. 552 and T.R. 420 (Boswell Run Road) as part of the Lake White Dam rehabilitation and bridge replacement project. In addition, S.R. 551 is closed between its junction with S.R. 104 and C.R. 93 (Bricker Road), near the park office. Both closures will be in effect through early November, and while these routes are closed, through traffic will be detoured by way of U.S. 23 and S.R. 32. Local traffic to the Lake White region will be detoured via S.R. 552 and S.R. 220. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2016.
Site preparations are under way along T.R. 403 (Turkey Run Road) in preparation for a bridge replacement and roadway realignment project this summer. The project site is located immediately west of the junction with C.R. 32 (Johnson Hill Road), and crews will be clearing and grubbing off the roadway as weather permits. Currently, there is little to no impact to traffic; however, Turkey Run Road will be subject to a 90-day closure once construction begins in late spring. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in early fall.
South Pershing Avenue will be subject to temporary, intermittent restrictions for excavation and paving. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work. North Pershing Avenue in the city of Portsmouth has been closed for reconstruction and relocation. Traffic is being detoured via Marne Avenue.
T.R. 237 (Blake Hollow Road) has been closed for clearing, excavation, culvert installation and embankment work. T.R. 234 (Shumway Hollow Road) is closed for relocation and interchange construction. The closure will be in effect throughout the duration of the project. Blasting operations are under way, and although there will be no affect to traffic during operations, residents in the general project area may experience sound or ground vibrations from the blasting, which is expected to occur weekdays during the noon hour and again in late afternoon or early evening. Blasting will continue intermittently throughout the duration of the project. Additional information regarding the Scioto-823 project is available online at www.pgg823.com.
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