ODOT Travel Report


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

DISTRICTWIDE

A districtwide raised pavement marker (RPM) project is under way on various routes throughout the area. Crews will be working from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily as weather permits to install RPMs, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers and/or arrow boards. The project is anticipated to be completed by early summer. (#16-1011)

A districtwide herbicidal spraying project is scheduled to begin in late April. Crews will be working along various routes throughout the district from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, as weather permits, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers and/or arrow boards. The project is anticipated to be completed by early summer. (#16-1016)

A districtwide pavement marking project is under way on various routes throughout the area. Crews will be working during weekday, business hours as weather permits, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers and/or arrow boards. The project is anticipated to be completed by early summer. (#15-1063)

A districtwide mowing project on four-lane and selected two-lane routes in the area is scheduled to begin in early May. Crews will be working from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, as weather permits, as work will be conducted off the roadway, there should be little to no impact to traffic; however, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution in work zones where crews will be moving on and off routes. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-fall. (#16-1008)

MAY 16: A districtwide guardrail replacement project is scheduled to start the week of May 16, and crews will be replacing guardrail at various locations on routes throughout the area. Crews will be working during weekday, business hours as weather permits, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers, arrow boards and/or temporary signals. The project is anticipated to be completed in early fall. (#16-0180)

ADAMS COUNTY

THURSDAY, MAY 19: S.R. 125 will be closed between the intersections of C.R. 5 (Weaver Road), approximately one mile east of S.R. 348, for a single-day culvert replacement project. The closure will be in effect from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until all work is completed, and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. 52, S.R. 247 and S.R. 41.

S.R. 73 is 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. (#15-0509)

A bridge repair project is under way at two locations on S.R. 32, with the route reduced to one lane in each direction. The first site is located at the Norfolk-Southern Railroad overpass, between T.R. 130 (Mendenhall Road) and T.R. 126 (Plum Run Road), and the second location is between C.R. 198 (Portsmouth Road) and S.R. 73. Throughout construction traffic will be maintained in one, 11-foot lane in each direction. (#15-3001)

Operations are under way on S.R. 41 for a bridge replacement project. The project site is situated between T.R. 91 (Murphin Ridge Road) and C.R. 6 (Fawcett Road), south of S.R. 781. During the initial phase, crews will be clearing the site, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Traffic will be maintained in one, 12-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals throughout construction, and all work is scheduled to be completed by mid-summer. (#16-0001)

JACKSON COUNTY

Dickason Street in the city of Jackson is closed for a bridge replacement project. The project site is located one block south of Huron Street in the city, and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via Burlington Road. The project is anticipated to be completed in early fall. (#15-3048)

Crews will be repairing bridge decks and approach slabs on various bridges in the east and westbound direction on U.S. 35, between Township Road 223 (Caves Road) and the S.R. 32 interchange, as weather permits. Throughout the project, U.S. 35 will be reduced to one lane in either direction at the designated bridges, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early summer. (#16-1027)

LAWRENCE COUNTY

S.R. 243 is reduced to one lane during daytime, working hours for a resurfacing project. The work zone extends from U.S. 52 at Coal Grove to just east of T.R. 117 (Corbin Creek Road). Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-summer. (#15-0534)

C.R. 13 (Long Creek Road) is closed for a bridge replacement project over Watson Creek. The project site is situated immediately north (west) of the junction with C.R. 37 (Scottown-Lecta Road), and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured locally and via S.R. 775. This project is part of the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program, and bridge replacements will also take place on C.R. 4 and C.R. 6. The start dates and closures of these structures are yet to be determined. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late summer. (#15-3032)

Preliminary operations for a bridge repair project on S.R. 7 are under way. The project site is situated between C.R. 15 (Buffalo Creek Road) and the interchange ramp from U.S. 52, and during the initial phase of the project, there should be little to no impact to traffic. Later in the project, traffic will be restricted to one, 12-foot lane in each direction. All work is anticipated to be completed in mid-fall. (#16-0020)

A rockfall remediation project is under way on U.S. 52, between the Ashland, Kentucky twin bridges to just east of C.R. 268 (Crabtree Hollow Road). Throughout construction, westbound U.S. 52 will be reduced to one, 11-foot lane, while eastbound U.S. 52 will remain open to two lanes of traffic. However, all four lanes of the route will be subject to short-term, temporary closure during scaling operations, whereby traffic will be stopped and held for up to 15-minute intervals. The days and times of these intermittent closures have yet to be determined. (#16-7001)

As part of the Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement project, additional restrictions and traffic pattern changes will go into effect on U.S. 23 in Kentucky, at the junction with Bellefonte Street and the viaduct, adjacent to the approach for the new structure. Southbound U.S. 23 traffic will be reduced to one thru lane, with the passing lane closed to traffic. Northbound U.S. 23 traffic will continue to be maintained in one thru lane and one turn lane for Bellefonte Street; however, traffic patterns will be shifted to the north. The restrictions will be in effect through early August, and motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution in the work zone. (#11-0628) http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Ironton-Russell-Bridge-Replacement.aspx

PIKE COUNTY

A resurfacing project is under way on S.R. 772 and S.R. 335. Crews will be paving S.R. 772 from S.R. 124 to the Ross County line and S.R. 335, from U.S. 23 to the Waverly corporation limit. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers, and the project is scheduled to be completed in early summer. (#15-0614)

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 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. Roadway construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall 2016, and the lake is expected to be restored for the fishing and boating season in 2017. (#15-8021)

T.R. 403 (Turkey Run Road) has been closed for a bridge replacement and roadway realignment project, following preliminary work this spring. The project site is located immediately west of the junction with C.R. 32 (Johnson Hill Road), and Turkey Run Road will be subject to a 90-day closure. Traffic will be detoured locally via Johnson Hill, Clines Chapel and Nipgen roads. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in early fall. (#15-0570)

SCIOTO COUNTY

Preliminary operations for a slide repair project are under way on S.R. 772, between the village corporation limit of Rarden and T.R. 77 (Kirker Road), and during the initial phase of the project, there should be little to no impact to traffic. Later in the project, traffic will be maintained in one, 11-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. All work is anticipated to be completed in early fall. (#16-0073)

A resurfacing project is under way on S.R. 348, where crews will be paving the route from its intersection with S.R. 73 to the Adams County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers when crews are at work, and all work is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer. (#15-0502)

Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway

APRIL 25-MAY 21, S.R. 140 will be reduced to one lane between Gallia and Main streets in Sciotodale for culvert installation. Traffic will be maintained by in one, 11-foot lane with temporary signals during this phase of operations.

MAY 9-JUNE 25, S.R. 335 will be reduced to one lane between C.R. 31 (Swauger Valley Road) and C.R. 246 (Stout Hollow Road) for bridge work. Operations will extend from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work. The route will be open without restrictions during the evening and overnight hours.

APRIL 4-MAY 31, Slocum Avenue will be reduced to one lane between for MSE wall construction at the Slocum Avenue overpass. Crews will be working from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The route will be open without restrictions during the evening and overnight hours.

MARCH 21-MAY 14, C.R. 55 (Fairground Road) will be reduced to one lane between its junction with S.R. 728 and U.S. 23 for MSE wall construction. Crews will be working from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The route will be open to two-way traffic without restrictions during the evening and overnight hours.

THRU DECEMBER 2018, C.R. 246 (Stout Hollow Road) is closed at its junction with C.R. 243 (Dutch Ridge Road) for excavation and bridge construction. The closure will be in effect throughout the duration of the project. 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 at www.pgg823.com

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 these projects 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.

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