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ODOT announces travel advisory for Lawrence County

The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring long-term lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system in Lawrence County. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com

• Construction is under way for a slide repair project on State Route 217, between the route’s intersections with State Route 378. The route is reduced to one, 10-foot lane, and traffic is being maintained with temporary signals. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall.

• Preliminary operations are under way for a bridge replacement on State Route 217. The project site is located between County Road 6 (Deering Bald Knob Road) and County Road 61A (Drift Creek Road), two miles east of State Route 141. Currently, traffic is being maintained by flaggers when crews are at work; however, throughout most construction the route will be closed, and motorists will be detoured via County Road 54 (Dog Fork Road), State Route 141 and State Route 378. A date to close the route has yet to be determined.

• U.S. 52 is reduced to one lane through the village of Hanging Rock, between the County Road 23 (Ohio Furnace Road) interchange and Rock Avenue, for a resurfacing project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction, and variable speed limit will be in effect. The project is scheduled to be completed in late summer.

• As part of a districtwide chip-seal project, restrictions will be in effect on State Route 218, between State Route 217 and the Gallia County line, and on State Route 243, between County Road 17 (Rankins Creek Road) and State Route 378 for paving operations. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers, temporary signals and/or arrow boards when crews are at work. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-summer.

For more information contact Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 at 740-774-8834.