Daytime operations set to begin for State Route 7 widening project

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2003

Tribune staff reports

Contractors for a major reconstruction of State Route 7 in Proctorville continue installing a new storm system for the first phase of the project to widen the route through the village.

Although work has been conducted during the evening and overnight hours, the contractors will begin daytime operations this week.

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Effective today, crews from TAB Construction will be working along the route during business hours.

Traffic will continue to be maintained in one lane, however, motorists are cautioned of traffic delays while crews are working at the site. In addition, thru-traffic motorists are reminded to use the newly constructed State Route 607 and Irene Road East to detour around the project zone.

The scheduled completion date for the entire widening project is July 31, 2004.

Also during the upcoming week, crews from the

Lawrence County Highway Maintenance Facility will be replacing a deteriorated culvert that is situated between the 17- and 18-mile markers on State Route 243, between State Route 7 at Bradrick and County Road 2.

Weather permitting, the work will begin today and be conducted during regular business hours, from approximately 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. While the project is in progress, lane restrictions will be in effect and one lane of two-way traffic will be maintained by flaggers.

The route is expected to be open to all traffic during evening and overnight hours, and the project is anticipated to be completed by the end of the business day Thursday.