Road projects could disrupt traffic

Damon Huff - [email protected]

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – A few road projects will be starting soon that may disrupt traffic in the Adams County/Brown County, Ohio areas.

On Monday, May 7, a slide repair project along Pumpkin Ridge Road south of the route’s junction with Sherwood Road in Adams County is scheduled. Throughout construction, the route will be closed and traffic will be detoured locally via Sherwood and Island Creek roads. The work is scheduled to be completed by early fall.

In Adams County, Ohio 770 is still reduced to one lane near Tranquility Pike around 2 miles east of Ohio 247 at Seaman due to a pavement slip. According to ODOT, a project to repair the route is in development, but until it can be repaired completely traffic will be maintained by temporary signals along the route.

Adams 100, or Old Ohio 32, has recently been reopened to traffic between Ohio 41 and Ohio 770 following a multi-phase slide repair project. According to ODOT, crews have some minor work that needs to be completed, but it should have little to no impact on traffic, and all work is anticipated to be complete in early May, which is five weeks ahead of schedule.

In Brown County, Ohio 125 will be closed during business hours between Paeltz and Oak Woods roads 2 miles east of Russellville for a lo-drill project to repair a slip. According to ODOT, crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day while the route is closed. While it is closed, motorists will be detoured via Ohio 353 and U.S. 62. When work is not being done, traffic will be maintained by temporary signals. All work is anticipated to be complete by May 11.

On Monday, June 4, a resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Ohio 125 and Ohio 774. Crews will be paving Ohio 125 from U.S. 68 to the Adams County line as well as Ohio 774 between Ohio 125 and U.S. 68. Throughout construction on either route, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers and the project is scheduled to be completed in late summer.

These projects are joined by a few district-wide initiatives covering Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.

A districtwide pavement marking project began on April 30 and will be carried out on various routes in the region. The project also includes rest areas and park-n-ride locations. Traffic will be maintained to one lane by flaggers in construction areas. The project is estimated to be complete by mid-fall.

Beginning May 14, a districtwide guardrail replacement project will have ODOT crews replacing guardrails along various routes throughout the district. Traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers in areas where work is taking place.

Damon Huff

[email protected]