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ODOT announces upcoming road work

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

• JULY 29-AUG. 2: State Route 775 will be closed between County Road 70 (La Belle-Bartramsville Road) and County Road 408 (former State Route 775) for a weeklong culvert replacement. The closure will go into effect at 8 a.m. Monday, July 29, and continue through the end of the work day, or until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via State Route 7, State Route 243, State Route 378 and State Route 217.

• Construction has begun for a bridge replacement on State Route 217, just east of State Route 378. The project site is situated between County Road 64 (Venisonham-Camp Branch Road) and Township Road 79 (Ridge Baptist Church Road), and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with temporary signals. All work is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall.

• A resurfacing and bridge repair project continues on State Route 7 and State Route 527 between County Road 18 (Solida Road) and the junction with Third Avenue at Chesapeake. Traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one, 12-foot lane in either direction, and a variable speed limit will be in effect during construction. All work is anticipated to be completed in late summer.

• A slide repair project is under way on State Route 7 near County Road 3 (former State Route 7). The route is open to two, 11-foot lanes; however, traffic has been shifted, and motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution in the work zone. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-summer.