Work on State Route 217 in progress

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On Monday, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) began work on State Route 217 between Township Road 101 (Yellow Creek Road) and the north junction with State Route 378.

Crews from the Ohio Bridge Corporation are completing roadway reconstruction of the junction where State Route 217 and State Route 378 meet. The other part of the project, replacing the bridge over Symmes Creek, was completed by the Ohio Bridge Corporation last year.

During construction, State Route 217 will be closed for approximately three to four weeks and traffic will be detoured to State Route 378 and State Route 141, with State Route 378 remaining open with one 11-foot lane and the use of temporary traffic signals during the reconstruction of the junction.

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The contract for the bridge replacement and the roadway reconstruction was awarded to the Ohio Bridge Corporation for $1.41 million. Work is expected to be complete by mid-fall.

Another project began this week on State Route 217 as well, between County Road 2 (Greasy Ridge Road) and Township Road 228 (Capper Ridge Road) approximately one mile west of State Route 775, as crews from DGM, Inc. will be repairing a landslide along the route’s eastbound lane shoulder.

This project will not cause any closures, however, temporary traffic signals will be used.

DGM, Inc. was awarded the contract of $451,552 for the project, which is expected to be completed by early fall.

For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at