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Solida Road construction continues

Project deadline still set for Dec. 31

SOUTH POINT — Construction has been under way since the first week of August and things are really beginning to take shape at the roundabout at the Solida Road interchange off U.S. 52.

The estimated completion date is still scheduled for Dec. 31, Lawrence County Engineer Patrick Leighty said.

“That’s the timeline we have at the moment,” he said.

Leighty said the project came about when the Lawrence County Transportation Improvement District proposed three projects, one of which was the interchange, in 2014.

Leighty said the construction was funded by the federal government and the Job and Commerce division of the Ohio Department of Transportation and the construction is being administered by the county engineer’s office.

The Solida Road interchange has been closed during construction and traffic has been detoured along County Road 1.