As part of the ongoing Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway construction project, paving work is set to begin on S.R. 140 in Scioto County.
Crews from the Portsmouth Joint Venture (PJV) will be reconstructing and widening a section of S.R. 140 approximately one-half mile north of U.S. 52, where interchange construction for the new S.R. 823 is under way.
In order to undertake the reconstruction work, the contractors will close County Road 251 (Hastings Hill Road) at its junction with S.R. 140. The closure will be in effect beginning Friday, December 2, and continue through Friday, December 9, and while Hastings Hill Road is closed at S.R. 140, motorists may detour by way of C.R. 503 (Gallia Pike/Ohio River Road).
In addition to this, C.R. 31 (Swauger Valley Road) remains closed between T.R. 234 (Shumway Hollow Road) and South Street in Minford for culvert installation. The closure is scheduled to be in effect through Friday, December 2, with the route open to traffic at approximately 7 a.m. Friday.