Highland County travel report


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Through the week ending Sept. 1, 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 in Highland County. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com

As part of a minor widening project on Harry Sauner Road, it will be subject to lane restrictions between U.S. Route 62 (North High Street) and Roberts Lane during daytime, working hours. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers; however, motorists may encounter temporary periods of delay when crews are at work. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall.

Aug. 27-31: As part of the Harry Sauner Road widening project, the road will be closed in the westbound direction between NorthHigh Street and Roberts Lane for pavement repairs and paving. The closure will be in effect from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and motorists will be detoured locally via Hobart and Careytown roads. The route will be open to one lane of traffic in the eastbound direction for motorists traveling from S.R. 73 to U.S. 62.

U.S. 62 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane between Selph Road and Surber Lane, approximately one mile north of Hillsboro, for a bridge replacement project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained with temporary signals, and the project is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall.

Wednesday, Aug. 29: As part of the bridge replacement project on U.S. 62, the route will be subject to short-term periods of closure for crews to set six concrete boxes for the new structure. The intermittent periods of closure will be at any time from approximately 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for up to 15-minute intervals while each box is being set. As the periods of closure will be temporary, there will be no posted detour, and traffic will be stopped and held by flaggers and signals.

SR 73 has been reopened to traffic at its intersection with Prospect Road, where it has been closed as part of a realignment/widening project on Prospect Road. Although the route is open, it will be subject to intermittent lane restrictions; however, traffic will be maintained by flaggers. In addition, restrictions and closures on Prospect Road remain in effect, and traffic is being detoured locally. The completion date for the entire project is summer of 2019.

SR 73 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane between Diven Road and West Welcome Road for a bridge replacement project. The project site is located approximately one mile west of Hillsboro, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained with temporary signals. All work is anticipated to be completed in late summer.

SR 134 is closed between Kier Road andCrampton Road, just south of Lynchburg, for the second phase of a bridge and culvert replacement project. Throughout construction, traffic will be detoured via U.S. Route 50 at Dodsonville and SR 135 at Allensburg. The entire project is anticipated to be completed in early fall.

SR 138 is closed between McWilliams Road and S.R. 753, approximately one mile west of Greenfield, for a bridge replacement project. The closure is scheduled to be in effect for up to 30 days, and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via SR 28 and SR 771; a local detour will also be established. All work associated with the project is scheduled to be completed in late summer or early fall.

A bridge replacement project is underway on U.S. 50 between Spickard Road and Danville Road, near the community of Fairview. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with temporary signals, and the project is anticipated to be completed in early fall.

As part of a districtwide bridge maintenance project, restrictions will be in effect on U.S. 62 at the bridge located immediately north of the route’s intersection with SR 28 and at the structure located north of Sabina Road and Leesburg for crews to repair expansion joints. Traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers, temporary signals and/or arrow boards when crews are at work.

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

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