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Indian Guyan expected to open this weekend

Workers from subcontractor Shelly Company grade the Indian Guyan bridge in preparation for paving early today in Proctorville.

Workers from subcontractor Shelly Company grade the Indian Guyan bridge in preparation for paving early today in Proctorville.

PROCTORVILLE — The wait is over — literally. Or at least will be soon.

On Friday afternoon the Indian Guyan bridge should be open to two-way traffic for the first time in a year.

Since June, the bridge replacement project that reduced the roadway to one lane with a signal light often snarled traffic going in and out of the Rome Township area, especially during the 2014 county fair.

“They are finishing things up this week,” said Kathleen Fuller, public information officer for District 9 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. “They took the barrier down (Monday). Now they have to groove and grind the old pavement.”

The last step is putting down new asphalt that should be finished today.

“They should stripe it on Friday afternoon and then take the signals down,” Fuller said.

The roadway is expected to be open by 4 p.m. Friday.

The $2.85 million project replaced a three-span continuous steel girder structure that crosses Indian Guyan creek at the west end of Proctorville.

Complete General Construction of Columbus was the contractor.