Highland County travel report

Through the reporting period ending May 24, 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

MONDAY, MAY 20: A roadway improvement project on Tolle Road) is scheduled to begin the week of May 20. Crews will be widening the shoulder, repairing pavement and drainage and correcting curve alignment between U.S. Route 50 and SR 138. The route will be closed for up to 60 days, and traffic will be detoured by way of SR 138, C.R. 7 and U.S. 50. All work is scheduled to be completed in the fall.

MAY 21-31: SR 753 will be restricted along the Paint Creek causeway, between Winegar Road and Paint Creek Road, for a project by AEP to install utility poles, lines and guardrail. The shoulder of the roadway will be closed during the project; however, traffic will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction and with the use of flaggers as needed. All work should be completed by the end of May.

MONDAY, JUNE 3: U.S. 50 will be closed between North Beach and Worley Mill roads, midway between the communities of Boston and Rainsboro, for a bridge replacement project. The route will be closed for up to 45 days, and while it is closed, motorists will be detoured via SR 124, SR 506 and SR 753. All work is scheduled to be completed by late summer.

As part of a resurfacing project on U.S. 50 (Main Street) in the City of Hillsboro, nighttime operations are underway from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day between the junction with Fenner Road at the western corporation limit to Woodlawn Drive at the east corporation limit. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers; however, motorists may encounter periods of delay when crews are at work. All work is anticipated to be completed by early summer.

A resurfacing project is underway on SR 124, extending from SR 506 at Marshall to SR 41 at Sinking Spring. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer.

A resurfacing project has begun on SR 753, from U.S. 50 at Rainsboro to Paint Creek Road. Crews will also be paving SR 138, from U.S. 62 in Hillsboro to Rittenhouse Road. Traffic will be maintained on both routes with the use of flaggers, and the project is scheduled to be completed in August.

Construction for a realignment/widening project on Prospect Road, between SR 73 and SR 124, continues and Prospect Road is closed. Traffic will be detoured by way of Main Road. Other local roadways should not be affected during this phase of construction, and all work is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2019.

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