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U.S. 52 work coming to an end: Route 7 work to be finished by Aug. 31

SOUTH POINT — The Ohio Department of Transportation says work on U.S. 52 between South Point and Chesapeake is in its final stages and should be wrapping up soon.

“They’re in the process of doing striping,” Kathleen Fuller, public information specialist for ODOT, said of the work, which has been taking part the last few months.

She anticipated the work should be completed next week, if weather is permitting.

Fuller said the larger project, which also includes work on Ohio Route 7 east from Chesapeake, is on track to wrap up by its completion date of Aug. 31.

“Overall, we’re on target,” Fuller said, stating the Route 7 portion would continue to be worked on during the summer after U.S. 52 is completed.

Fuller said ODOT will have other projects going throughout the county, such as slide repair work on Route 7, as well as bridge replacement on State Route 217.

The agency is also administering work done through the Lawrence County Engineer’s office to do slip repair on Greasy Ridge Road.