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Bridge project to start this week

PROCTORVILLE — Preliminary work to replace the bridge over Indian Guyan Creek on State Route 7 is expected to begin on Monday.

Then by the middle of April that section of the State Route that goes into the Village of Proctorville will be down to one-lane.

“They will be doing some site work and in the next couple of weeks will be doing some clearing of trees along the right of way,” said Kathleen Fuller, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9.

Complete General Construction of Columbus won the contract for the $2.85 million project to replace the current structure with another concrete steel beam bridge that will stretch for five to six miles.

For the next two to three weeks flaggers will handle traffic flow during working hours. The rest of the time the bridge will go back to two-lanes.

“By the middle of April, it will be down to one-lane on the bridge when signals are on 24/7,” Fuller said.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.