ODOT anticipates area roadwork in coming weeks

Damon Huff - [email protected]

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – A few road projects are slated to begin in the area as spring rolls on.

In Adams County, a slide repair project began this week on Pumpkin Ridge Road just south of the road’s junction with Sherwood Road. Throughout construction, the road will be closed and traffic will be detoured locally along Sherwood Road and Island Creek Road.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, all work on the project is anticipated to be complete by early fall.

A pavement slip along Ohio 770 near Tranquility Pike still has the road reduced to one lane. A project to repair the road is allegedly coming in a matter of weeks. Until then, traffic will continue to be maintained by temporary signals throughout construction.

In Brown County, a resurfacing project is set to begin next month along Ohio 125 and Ohio 774.

ODOT 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. The project is anticipated to tentatively begin Monday, June 4.

During construction on both routes, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers. The project should be completed by mid-summer.

The project will join several ongoing projects in Brown.

A drilled shaft installation project has Ohio 125 reduced to one lane between Paeltz and Oak Woods roads two miles east of Russellville.

While road crews are working, the route will remain open to traffic, but motorists are advised to exercise additional caution in the work zone.

Ohio 763 remains closed for a bridge replacement and realignment project one mile north of Ohio 41. According to ODOT, the project site is situated between Stringtown and Lawwill roads.

According to DOOT, the closure will be in effect until early July, and the project will be fully completed in mid-summer.

A resurfacing project on Ohio 125 and U.S. 68 continues as well.

Crews are paving Ohio 125 through the Village of Georgetown between Hillcrest Drive and U.S. 68, as well as on U.S. 68 between its junction with Ohio 125 and U.S. 62 south of Georgetown.

Throughout construction, traffic is being maintained in one lane by flaggers during work hours. The project is scheduled to be completed in late fall.

A preservation project on Ohio 125 also continues. Crews are paving and finishing work between Gillette Station and Old Infirmary road.

According to ODOT, traffic is being maintained in one, 12-foot lane with the use of flaggers as needed.


Damon Huff

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