WCH Road Report

 

updated as of 07/29/15

updated as of 07/29/15

District 9 Weekly Travel Report

For the week ending August 1, 2015: The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring 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

DISTRICTWIDE

A raised pavement marker project is under way, and crews will be installing RPMs on various routes throughout the district as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained on affected routes in one lane with the use of flaggers and arrow boards. (#15-1016)

ADAMS COUNTY

S.R. 125 is reduced to one lane between Frank Young and Satterfield roads, approximately 1.5 miles west of S.R. 348, for a slip repair project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is scheduled to be completed in early fall. (#15-0243)

S.R. 41 is closed at the 5.12-mile marker and its junction with C.R. 3 (Clayton Pike) for up to 45 days for a culvert replacement project. Once this project has been completed, operations will move to the 5.89-mile marker, immediately north of C.R. 19 (Suck Run Road), for a culvert replacement project at this location, and the route will remain closed for an additional 45 days. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. 52 and S.R. 136. (#15-0166)

BROWN COUNTY

JULY 29-30: S.R. 125 will be closed between Blackshire and Liming Lake roads for a two-day culvert replacement project. The project site is situated approximately three-quarters of a mile east of the Brown-Clermont County line, and the closure will be in effect beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, and continue through 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Motorists will be detoured via S.R. 774 and S.R. 133 in Clermont County.

AUGUST 4-6: S.R. 505 will be closed between S.R. 756 and Feesburg-Poetown Road for a three-day culvert replacement project. The closure will go into effect at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, and continue until 4 p.m. Thursday, August 6. Motorists will be detoured via S.R. 125, S.R. 221 and U.S. 52.

U.S. 68 will be reduced to one lane during daytime, working hours for resurfacing. The project extends from S.R. 32 at Mt. Orab to U.S. 50 at Fayetteville, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall. (#14-0574)

A sidewalk and crosswalk construction project is under way in the village of Mt. Orab. Crews will be constructing sidewalks along Boyd Road, between Longwood Boulevard and Main Street in the village. Throughout construction, there should be little to no impact to traffic; however, motorists are advised to use additional caution in the work zone. All work is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer. (#15-0251)

A resurfacing project is under way on U.S. 62, and crews will be paving the route between its junction with U.S. 68 to the northern corporation limit of Russellville. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early fall. (#15-0061)

S.R. 763 is closed at the 11.92-mile marker, between S.R. 353 and T.R. 221 (W. Fork Road), for a culvert replacement project. Throughout construction, traffic will be detoured by way of S.R. 41 and S.R. 125 in Adams County. All work is scheduled to be completed by mid-summer. (#15-0157)

A resurfacing project is under way on U.S. 68 and U.S. 52. Crews will be paving U.S. 52 from the western corporation limit of Higginsport to just east of T.R. 255 (Pisgah Hill Road) and between Main and Hanover streets in Ripley. Crews will also be paving U.S. 68 from U.S. 50 to the Brown-Clermont County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers when crews are at work. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-summer. (#14-0471)

CLINTON COUNTY

Frazier and Hales Branch Roads (Tuesday, July 14, 2015) - Beginning Monday, July 20th, weather permitting, Frazier Road and Hales Branch Road will be closed for a culvert replacement (CLI-CR 28- 1.450). This culvert is located on Frazier Road at the eastern intersection with Hales Branch Rd in Jefferson Township, Clinton County. The last address that will be accessible from the south (Jonesboro Rd.) will be 1642 Frazier Rd., the last address that will be accessible from the west (Jonesboro & Frazier Roads) will be 1345 Hales Branch Rd., and the last address that will be accessible from the east (SR 28) is 1446 Hales Branch Rd. The project is anticipated to take six weeks.

Brown Rd. will be closed June 15 for five weeks to replace a bridge culvert, located between SR 350 and Batson Rd.

Ireland Road is closed as a result of the storms on Friday, June 26. The site is being evaluated. No completion date is available at this time.

Port William Road will be closed July 6, 2015 for a bridge replacement. Located between Faulkner Rd. and Bone Rd. The project is anticipated to take 12 weeks.

FAYETTE COUNTY

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:pm Old Route 35 (S. Fayette St.) will be closed from Creek Rd. to State Route 753 for grinding bridge deck work until Friday, July 31 at 7 am.

HIGHLAND COUNTY

S.R. 753 is closed between T.R. 344A (Eubanks Road) and T.R. 258A (Couch Road) for a dual culvert replacement project. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 41, S.R. 124 and S.R. 506. All work is anticipated to be completed by August 7.

The first phase of a dual bridge replacement project is under way on T.R. 225 (Tolle Road), where crews will be replacing a bridge situated between S.R. 138 and U.S. 50. The route will be closed, and motorists will be detoured via S.R. 138, Mad River Road and U.S. 50. Construction also includes a bridge replacement on Holladay Road, just north of its junction with Ervin Road. Although the Holladay Road site is not scheduled to be closed until the Tolle Road bridge is completed, intermittent restrictions may be in effect for intersection work. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers during this time; when the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via T.R. 205 (Griffith Road), C.R. 97 (Muhlbach Road), C.R. 7 (Mad River Road) and S.R. 138. (#15-0136)

A resurfacing and bridge repair project is under way on S.R. 28. Operations will extend from the Clinton County line to the east corporation limit of Leesburg. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early fall. (#14-0508)

Construction is under way to improve and extend Hobart Drive from its junction with U.S. 62 to S.R. 73 at Hillsboro. Currently, two-way traffic is being maintained on affected routes, including S.R. 73, Harry Sauner Road and U.S. 62; however, motorists may encounter restrictions and intermittent periods of delay. In addition, C.R. 10 (Careytown Road) is closed at its junction with Harry Sauner Road. With an interim completion of September 30, 2015 for Phase 1, the entire project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. (#15-8003)

C.R. 11 (Bridges Road) is closed at the 16.76-mile marker, just south of its intersection with S.R. 771, for a bridge replacement and relocation improvement at C.R. 48 (Grimsley Road). Motorists will be detoured via Grimsley Road, Old U.S. 62, U.S. 62, Fairfield Road and S.R. 771. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall. (#14-0348)

JACKSON COUNTY

JULY 25-26: S.R. 93 will be closed in the village of Oak Hill for a two-day culvert replacement project by the village. The project will begin Saturday, July 25, and continue through Sunday evening, July 26. Motorists will be detoured via Main and Second streets.

Harding Avenue in the city of Jackson is closed between Veterans Drive and Triumph Street for a bridge replacement project over Little Salt Creek. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via Main and Broadway streets. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-fall. (#15-0110)

S.R. 139 is now open to traffic between Lenhart and Albert Swartz roads following a bridge replacement project. Crews will have minor finishing work to complete; however, there should be little to no impact to traffic. (#15-0042)

A resurfacing project is under way in the Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area. Crews will be paving Joe Evans Road to the headquarters, as well as parking areas. Traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers as needed, and the project is anticipated to be completed in early fall. (#15-1013)

A culvert repair project is under way on S.R. 93, where crews will be installing a liner through the existing culvert situated just north of the Lawrence County line. Throughout construction, two-way traffic will be maintained and with the use of flaggers as needed. The project is scheduled to be completed in early fall. (#8011-15)

Operations for a grade separation project at U.S. 35 and C.R. 9 (Keystone Furnace Road) continue. Traffic impacts on U.S. 35 are minimal, and traffic is being maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction on the mainline route. Motorists are advised to use additional caution in the work zone. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-summer. (#14-0140)

TUESDAY, JULY 28: As part of the C.R. 9 grade separation project, Keystone Furnace Road will be closed between its junction with U.S. 35 West and Industry Drive/C.R. 79 (Clary Road) for reconstruction. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured via McCarty Lane, Acey Avenue and Industry Drive. The closure is anticipated to be in effect through mid-August.

S.R. 327 is closed at the northern corporation limit of Wellston due to a culvert washout and collapsed pavement. The route will be closed until such time that a project to repair the route can be designed and constructed. Motorists are being detoured via S.R. 93, S.R. 683 and U.S. 50.

LAWRENCE COUNTY

S.R. 243 is closed between S.R. 7 at Bradrick and C.R. 2 (Greasy Ridge Road) for a culvert replacement and alignment reconstruction project. Throughout construction, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 378, S.R. 217, S.R. 775 and S.R. 7, and all work is anticipated to be completed in mid-fall. (#14-0312)

A slide repair project is under way on S.R. 775. Crews will be realigning a portion of the route and correcting the slip area that is situated at the north junction of C.R. 2 (Greasy Ridge Road), approximately four miles south of S.R. 141. During the initial phase, there should be little to no impact to traffic; at all other times, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers. All work should be completed by early summer. (#14-0531)

U.S. 52 West will be reduced subject to single-lane restrictions for a bench cleaning project near the Ashland, Ky., twin bridges overpass at Coal Grove. Westbound traffic will be maintained in at least one lane during daytime, business hours while crews are at work; eastbound traffic should not be affected by this restriction. All work is anticipate to be completed by late summer. (#15-1000)

A bridge replacement project is under way on S.R. 217, between T.R. 101 (Yellow Creek Road) and the west junction with S.R. 378. Throughout the first phase of construction, the route will be closed, and traffic will be detoured via S.R. 378 and S.R. 141. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-fall. (#15-8010)

The Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement project continues, with work being conducted off affected roadways. In addition to localized closures affecting downtown traffic, motorists are advised of equipment entering and exiting the work zone in Ironton and at the U.S. 23 viaduct in Kentucky. (#11-0628)
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D09/Pages/Ironton-Russell-Bridge-Replacement.aspx

PIKE COUNTY

A guardrail replacement project is under way, and crews will be installing guardrail at various locations on C.R. 85 (Tennyson Road) and C.R. 116 (Beaver Creek Road). Traffic will be maintained by flaggers and arrow boards when crews are at work, and the project is anticipated to be completed in late summer. (#15-0114)

An emergency slide repair project is under way on C.R. 50 (Watson Road), near its junction with C.R. 55 (Hay Hollow Road) and just north of S.R. 335. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-summer. (#14-0432)

A resurfacing project is under way on U.S. 23, where crews are paving the route from approximately one mile south of S.R. 32 to the southern corporation limit of Waverly, as well as from just north of Waverly to the route’s junction with T.R. 438 (Park Road), approximately one-half mile south of the Ross County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction, and all work is scheduled to be completed in early fall. (#14-0482)

ROSS COUNTY

A countywide striping project is under way and crews will be applying thermoplastic pavement markings on various routes throughout Ross County as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained in a rolling operation with the use of flaggers and/or arrow boards as needed. All work is anticipated to be completed in early summer. (#14-0469)

S.R. 772 is closed at the 1.89-mile marker for a culvert replacement. The project site is situated between T.R. 152 (Harris Station Road) and T.R. 154 (Camelin Hill Road), and while the route is closed motorists will be detoured by way of U.S. 23, S.R. 104, S.R. 551 and S.R. 220 in Pike County. The closure is scheduled to be in effect for up to 30 days, and all work is anticipated to be completed by late summer. (#15-0307)

A guardrail replacement is under way, and crews are installing guardrail on county roads 1, 28, 60 and 92 as weather permits. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained by flaggers and/or temporary signals. The project is scheduled to be completed by late summer. (#15-0235)

A sidewalk construction project is under way in the village of Frankfort. Crews will be constructing sidewalks along Porter Avenue, East High Street and North Main Street, as well as a pedestrian bridge over Old Town Run on Main Street. Throughout construction, there should be little to no impact to traffic; however, motorists are advised to use additional caution in the work zone. All work is anticipated to be completed in early fall. (#15-0306)

SCIOTO COUNTY

As part of the new S.R. 823 project, T.R. 234 (Shumway Hollow Road) has been closed for relocation and interchange construction. The closure will be in effect throughout the duration of the project, and thru-traffic will be detoured via T.R. 237 (Blake Hollow Road).

S.R. 139 will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane at various locations for bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing. The project zone extends from the Portsmouth corporation limit, near Maple Street, to the Jackson County line. In addition, S.R. 335 will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane between T.R. 228 (Bennett Road) and T.R. 224 (Lyons Road), north of Minford, for bridge repair and resurfacing. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signals at the bridge locations and with the use of flaggers through the remainder of the construction zone. (#15-0308)

Eastbound U.S. 52 (Rhodes Avenue) is reduced to one, 12-foot lane through the village of New Boston for a resurfacing project. The project limits from just west of Manning Street to east of Clayport Street. In addition to the road restriction, there will be no parking along the south side lanes during the project. (#15-0208)

A dual bridge replacement is under way on S.R. 140 at the 9.22 and the 9.48-mile markers, between C.R. 17 (Frederick Road) and just east of T.R. 294 (Railroad Hollow Road), one mile west of South Webster. Throughout construction, traffic on S.R. 140 will be maintained with the use of temporary signals; however, Frederick Road is closed, and motorists are being detoured via T.R. 295 (Haines Road) and C.R. 12 (Bennett School House Road). All work is scheduled to be completed in mid to late fall. (#14-0457)

S.R. 348 is reduced to one lane between S.R. 73 and T.R. 110 (Mt. Joy Road), north of Otway, for a slide repair project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid to late summer. (#14-0550)

Operations for a bridge replacement are under way on S.R. 73, where crews are replacing the structure at the 1.10–mile marker over Rarden Creek and immediately west of Rarden. Currently, traffic is being maintained in one lane with the use of temporary signals, and all work should be completed by late summer. (#14-0498)

Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have closed the Carl Perkins Bridge as part of a bridge painting project, and motorists are being detoured via the U.S. Grant Bridge at Portsmouth. All northbound traffic in Kentucky (KY 8/U.S. 23 North) is being diverted via the Grant Bridge to either Second Street (to U.S. 52 West and Ohio-73) or Gay Street (U.S. 23 North) through downtown Portsmouth. U.S. 23 South or U.S. 52 West passenger vehicles in Ohio are being detoured via Washington Street in Portsmouth; commercial (truck) vehicles are being routed via S.R. 73 East and Second Street. All U.S. 52 East and S.R. 73/104 South traffic is being detoured via S.R. 73 and Second Street through downtown Portsmouth. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/PerkinsPaint

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### For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Fuller, District 9 Public Information Officer
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