Rapid Forge closing for three days


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As a guardrail replacement project gets underway on multiple county roads in Ross County, Rapid Forge Road will be closed temporarily for three days next week.

Rapid Forge Road will be closed Monday through Wednesday, April 22-24, between the road’s junction with U.S. Route 50 and Falls Road for crews to replace the rail along the Paint Creek bridge. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of U.S. 50, SR 41 at Bainbridge and Falls Road.

Along with the work on Rapid Forge, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ross County Engineer’s Office will be replacing sections of guardrail at locations on Falls Road, Upper Twin Road, and Lower Twin Road. With the exception of the three-day closure of Rapid Forge Road, traffic on these routes will be maintained by flaggers and/or temporary signals as needed when crews are at work.

PDK Construction was awarded a contract for approximately $263,854 in the fall of 2018 to complete the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed by mid-summer.

Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9.

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