For the week ending August 20, 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.
Aug. 11 – A micro-resurfacing project was scheduled to begin on SR 73, extending from the Clinton County line to city of Hillsboro corporation limit. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers, and all work is anticipated to be completed by early October.
Aug. 15-19 – Bell’s Run Road will be closed at its junction with SR 321 for a culvert replacement project. The closure went into effect at approximately 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, and remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 19, or until all work is completed. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured via Mowrystown-Sardinia Road.
SR 73 will be reduced to one lane between Prospect Road and the Adams County line for a preventive maintenance project. Crews will be working during daytime hours, and during operations, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers. Motorists may encounter temporary periods of delay in the construction zone. The project is scheduled to be completed by late summer.
SR 753 will be reduced to one lane between Spargur Lane and Sams Road for a bridge deck repair (waterproofing) project. Crews will be working during daytime, business hours, and traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers when crews are at work. The route will be open to two lanes of two-way travel during the evening, overnight and non-working hours. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-summer.
Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, ODOT public information officer.