Although a bridge replacement on SR 28 in Highland County has experienced some weather and construction-related delays this fall, the project is nearing completion and the route is scheduled to be reopened in early December.
SR 28 was closed between Barger Road and Martinsburg Road in the community of East Monroe in June for crews from Shelly and Sands, Incorporated to replace the bridge over Rattlesnake Creek.
The majority of construction for the new single-span structure has been completed; however, before opening the route to traffic, the concrete on the bridge will need to finish curing and pavement will need to be reconstructed on SR 28. Included in this will be full-depth pavement reconstruction at Wilson Road, immediately east of the bridge, which will require a closure of Wilson Road at its junction with SR 28.
Crews will close Wilson Road on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to complete this phase of the project, and the closure will be in effect for approximately 10 days. Once the pavement work has been completed, both Wilson Road and SR 28 will be reopened to traffic.
While Wilson Road is closed, motorists will be detoured via Dunn Road. Through and heavy truck traffic on SR 28 will continue to be detoured via SR 771 and SR.138; however, local SR 28 motorists may detour by way of Centerfield Road.
Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, Ohio Department of Transportation.