U.S. 50 closing next weekend in Ross County

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Preliminary work is underway for a resurfacing and bridge repair project on U.S. Route 50 in Ross County, with contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 starting construction at Slate Mills late next week.

Crews from the Shelly Company will be resurfacing approximately eight miles of roadway, from just west of the village of Bourneville to Veterans Parkway at Chillicothe. The project also includes rehabilitating the Deputy Lawrence Barnes Memorial Bridge at Slate Mills.

Throughout most of the project, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers. However, U.S. 50 will be closed the weekend of July 14 for crews to make repairs to the bridge. The closure will go into effect at 8 p.m. Friday, the June 14, and continue until 6 a.m. Monday, July 17.

While the bridge is closed, the signed detoured will be by way of SR 28 or SR 41 to SR 138, U.S. Route 35, SR 104 (High Street) and U.S. 50. A local detour will also be established for non-commerical traffic via SR 28, Maple Grove Road, Anderson Station Road, and Veterans Parkway.

The Shelly Company was awarded a contract for $1,524,953 to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed in late summer.

Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, ODOT District 9 public information officer.

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