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Roundabout under construction at Ohio 159 connecting with Ohio 207 just north of Chillicothe. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media

The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in the area next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.

ROSS COUNTY

NEW* U.S. 50 Resurfacing – Work is set to begin on a project to resurface U.S. 50 from the Highland County line to the village of Bainbridge starting May 23. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 5 PM, Mon – Fri, with one lane of traffic maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

S.R.  138 Culvert Replacements – S.R. 138 will be closed daily for an ODOT maintenance project to replace four culverts between Bayless Road and Greenlee Road starting May 2. The road will be closed daily from 7 AM to 4 PM, and traffic will be detoured via S.R. 41 to U.S. 35 to S.R. 138. Estimated completion: May 20 by 4 PM

S.R. 41 Culvert Replacement – A project is set to start on April 25 to replace a culvert on S.R. 41 between Cliff Run Road and Upper Twin Road. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 28 to U.S. 50.  Estimated completion: April 28 by 4 PM

U.S. 35 West Bridge Deck Repair – 
Work is underway on a bridge deck repair project on U.S. 35 Westbound between Main Street and Bridge Street. The project will repair and overlay the deck of the bridge that carries U.S. 35 West over U.S. 23 South. Traffic on U.S. 35 West will be maintained in one lane throughout construction. The project will require two overnight closures of U.S. 23 South scheduled for late April. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

U.S. 23 Southbound Detour: Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 159 (Bridge Street) to U.S. 35 Eastbound to U.S. 23 Southbound.

Adena Road Bridge Closure – Adena Road is closed at the bridge over U.S. 35 until further notice due to a damaged beam. The bridge will remain closed until repairs can be completed. Traffic is being detoured via Pleasant Valley Road, S.R. 104, Orange Street, Piatt Avenue, and Buckeye Street. Estimated completion: To be determined.

S.R. 180/ S.R. 327 Resurfacing –  
Work is set to begin on a resurfacing project on S.R. 180 between Hallsville and Adelphi, and S.R. 327 between Londonderry and Adelphi starting April 4. Work will occur daily from 7 AM to 5 PM, with traffic maintained in one lane using flaggers. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

S.R. 772 Landslide Remediation – 
Work has begun on a project to remediate a landslide along S.R. 772 by benching and laying back of the existing hillside. The project is located between Bishop Hill Road and Rinehart Road. Traffic impacts are expected to be minimal for the first phase of construction, with traffic maintained in one lane using flaggers as needed. A later phase of the project will require a full closure of S.R. 772. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

S.R. 159 Signal upgrade- 
A project to upgrade numerous traffic signals along Bridge Street (S.R. 159) in the city of Chillicothe. This project will affect the signals between Stewart Lane and Menard’s, as well as additional improvements to the U.S. 35 Eastbound off-ramp intersection. Traffic impacts are expected to be minimal, but may include short term lane closures and restrictions during work hours, 7 AM to 3 PM. Access to businesses and side roads will be maintained throughout construction. Estimated completion: Spring 2022

PIKE COUNTY

NEW* S.R. 104 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 104 will be closed for 21 days just north of Camp Creek Road starting May 9. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 348, U.S. 23, and S.R. 32. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

S.R. 220 Bridge Replacement – S.R. 220 will be reduced to one lane using temporary signals beginning on February 28. The location is just to the west of the intersection of S.R. 220 and Buchanan Road near Dailyville. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

S.R. 32/Shyville Road Intersection Improvement – 
Work has resumed on the project, with two lanes of traffic open on S.R. 32 in both directions. There are no left turn movements at the intersection during this phase of construction. There are also no straight through movements for traffic on Shyville Road. The U-turn lanes can be used to navigate the intersection. Work is currently being performed on the south side of the intersection. Estimated completion: Spring 2022

Beaver Pike Bridge Replacement – This project has been shifted into winter traffic maintenance, with Beaver Pike being reopened to traffic as of December 1. Additional work will be completed using single lane closures with traffic maintained using flaggers as needed. Work on the project will resume next spring. Estimated Completion: Spring 2022

Germany Road Slide Repair – Project to repair an existing slide on Germany Road between Dutch Run Road and Millstone Road. While closed, traffic will be detoured via Adams Road, Red Hollow Road, and Coal Dock Road. As of December 21, Germany Road has reopened to traffic with no restrictions for the winter. The project will resume in the spring and be completed next year.  Estimated completion: Spring 2022

PICKAWAY COUNTY

SR 188 Bridge Replacement – SR 188/N. Court St. between E. Main St. and Northridge Rd. will close starting Monday, May 2 for 90 days for bridge replacement. Detour: SR 188 to SR 674 to U.S. 22 to SR 56 to SR 188 or reverse. 

U.S. 23 Resurfacing – U.S. 23 northbound and southbound between the Pickaway/Ross County Line and Dupont Rd. will have various daily lane closures (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) starting Monday, April 18 through Friday, May 27.

Winchester Road has been closed between Duvall Road and Perrill Road until 6/3/22 for a bridge replacement.

FAYETTE COUNTY

U.S. 35 northbound and southbound between SR 753 and the Ross/Fayette County Line will have daily lane restrictions (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) starting Monday, May 16 through Monday, May 30.

HIGHLAND COUNTY

S.R. 138/247 Resurfacing-  A project to resurface parts of S.R. 138 and S.R. 247 will begin on April 12. The work area will be on S.R. 138 between Elm Street and the intersection with U.S. 62, and on S.R. 247 between the Adams County line and the city of Hillsboro. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 5 PM, with traffic maintained in one lane using flaggers as needed. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

Lynchburg Covered Bridge Rehabilitation – 
A project to rehabilitate the historical covered bridge in Lynchburg is set to begin on January 17. The bridge will remain closed for the duration of the project. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

JACKSON COUNTY

NEW* S.R. 788 Resurfacing – Work is set to begin on a resurfacing project on S.R. 788 between S.R. 93 and Fairgreens Road starting May 9. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 5 PM, Mon – Fri, with traffic maintained in one lane using flaggers. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

NEW* S.R. 32 Resurfacing – Work is set to begin on a resurfacing project on S.R. 32 between Five Points Road and the Pike County Line starting May 16. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction. Estimated completion: Summer 2022 

NEW* U.S. 35 Resurfacing – Work is set to begin on a resurfacing project on U.S. 35 between S.R. 327 and Centerville Road starting May 16. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction throughout construction. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

NEW* S.R. 776 Culvert Replacement – Work is set to begin on a culvert replacement on S.R. 776 between Van Fossan Road East and Marhoover Road starting May 17. Starting May 24, S.R. 776 will be closed for this construction. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 335 and S.R. 32. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

S.R. 279 Resurfacing – Work has begun on a project to resurface part of S.R. 279 between the intersection with S.R. 139 to the intersection with S.R. 93. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 5 PM, with traffic maintained in one lane using flaggers as needed throughout construction. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

U.S. 35 Safety Improvements at Cain Road Rest Area – Work is set to begin on a project to improve safety on U.S. 35 near the Jackson County Rest Area and the intersection at Cain Road starting April 4. Traffic on U.S. 35 will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction throughout construction, and two lanes of traffic on Cain Road will be maintained. The rest area will be closed for the project’s duration, motorists are advised to adjust travel plans to utilize the U.S. 35 rest area in Gallia County, or other suitable stops along U.S. 35 in Jackson County. Estimated completion: Fall 2022


SCIOTO COUNTY

NEW* S.R. 73 Turn Lane – Work is set to begin on a project to widen and install a bi-directional center turn lane on S.R. 73 between Noel Street and Raymond Avenue starting May 31. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 5:30 PM, Mon – Fri, with at least one lane of traffic maintained on S.R. 73 throughout construction using flaggers and temporary signals as needed. Estimated completion: 

U.S. 52 Resurfacing – Work is set to begin on a resurfacing project in Scioto County near the Greenup Dam and will continue into Lawrence County near the intersection with Old U.S. 52 starting April 4. Work will occur daily from 7 AM to 5 PM, with at least one lane of traffic maintained in each direction of U.S. 52 throughout construction. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

S.R. 139 Bridge Replacement – 
Work will begin at the intersection of S.R. 139 and Bennett Road on March 14. Traffic on S.R. 139 will be reduced to one lane using concrete barriers and maintained using temporary signals. Bennett Road will be closed at the intersection with S.R. 139 for the duration of the project. Bennett Road traffic will be detoured via S.R. 335 and S.R. 139. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

City of Portsmouth Resurfacing – 
This project will resurface S.R. 73 and U.S. 23 within the city of Portsmouth starting March 15. The project will resurface S.R. 73 between Scioto Street and U.S. 23, as well as resurfacing U.S. 23 between S.R. 73 and Lowry Hollow Road. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 5:30 PM. Traffic will be maintained throughout construction using flaggers and lane closures as needed. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

S.R. 104 Slide Repair – 
S.R. 104 will be reduced to one lane between McDermott-Rushtown Road and S.R. 73 for a slide repair project starting January 31. Traffic will be maintained using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Summer 2022 

State Route 823 routine maintenance – 
S.R. 823 may be reduced to one, 14-foot lane in one or both directions as needed daily from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM for routine maintenance and other work as needed from March 7 to April 22. Estimated completion: April 22 by 6:30 p.m.

ADAMS COUNTY

NEW* S.R. 137 Culvert Replacements – S.R. 137 will be closed for four days starting April 25 for replacement of two culverts between S.R. 136 and Graces Run Road. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 136, S.R. 32, and S.R. 247. Estimated completion: April 28 by 4 PM

NEW* S.R. 137/S.R.247 Resurfacing – Work has begun on a resurfacing project on S.R. 137 and S.R. 247. The work on S.R. 137 will be between the intersection with S.R. 136 and the intersection S.R. 247, on S.R. 247 the work will be between the intersection with S.R. 125 and the intersection with S.R. 32. Traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

NEW* S.R. 32/U.S. 52 Bridge Maintenance – 
A bridge maintenance project will start on April 25 on S.R. 32 between Seaman and Peebles, and on U.S. 52 just east of the intersection with Lower Twin Road in Scioto County. Traffic on S.R. 32 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic on U.S. 52 will be maintained in one lane using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

S.R. 32/U.S. 52 Bridge Maintenance – A bridge maintenance project will start on April 25 on S.R. 32 between Seaman and Peebles, and on U.S. 52 just east of the intersection with Lower Twin Road in Scioto County. Traffic on S.R. 32 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic on U.S. 52 will be maintained in one lane using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Fall 2022

S.R. 247 & S.R. 137 Resurfacing – 
Work has begun on a resurfacing project on S.R. 247 between S.R. 125 and S.R. 32, and on S.R. 137 between S.R. 247 and S.R. 136 as of April 18. Work will occur daily from 7 AM – 7 PM, with traffic maintained in one lane using flaggers as needed. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

U.S. 62 / S.R. 136 Safety Improvements – 
The project will construct turn lanes at two intersections along S.R. 32. They will be at the intersection of S.R. 32 / S.R. 136 in Adams County and the intersection of S.R. 32 / U.S. 62 in Brown County. Traffic will be maintained with single lane closures. The turn lanes are being constructed on S.R. 136 and U.S. 62 Estimated completion: Summer 2022

BROWN COUNTY

U.S. 68 Safety Improvements – A safety improvement project will begin on April 25 on U.S. 68 between Sterling Run Blvd and the interchange with S.R. 32. Initial traffic impacts are expected to be minimal, and will include shoulder closures and narrowing and shifting of the existing lanes. Additional traffic impacts will be communicated as the project progresses. Estimated completion: Summer 2022

U.S. 62 / S.R. 136 Safety Improvements – 
The project will construct turn lanes at two intersections along S.R. 32. They will be at the intersection of S.R. 32 / S.R. 136 in Adams County and the intersection of S.R. 32 / U.S. 62 in Brown County. Traffic will be maintained with single lane closures. The turn lanes are being constructed on S.R. 136 and U.S. 62 Estimated completion: Summer 2022

VINTON COUNTY

SR 328 tree trimming – A tree trimming project is taking place on SR 328, between SR 56 and SR 93. The road is closed from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Estimated completion: April 22, 2022

SR 356 Resurfacing – A resurfacing project begins on April 18 or SR 356, between U.S. 50 and the Athens County line. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: July 15, 2022

SR 324 Resurfacing – A resurfacing project begins on April 18 on SR 324, between SR 160 and SR 93. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: July 15, 2022

HOCKING COUNTY

City of Logan Intersection Improvement – An intersection improvement project is taking place in the City of Logan. A right turn lane will be installed on Chieftain Drive onto SR 664. Additionally, signal upgrades will take place at the SR 664/West Hunter Street/Chieftain Drive intersection, and at the SR 664/Old McArthur Road intersection. Lane closures are in place. Estimated completion: August 1, 2022

SR 180 Resurfacing – A resurfacing project begins on April 18 on SR 180, between SR 56 and SR 374. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: July 15, 2022

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

  • New impacts: Beginning Monday, April 18, work will begin on the SR 37/SR 256 intersection improvement project. At that time, SR 37 northbound and SR 256 eastbound will both close to traffic near the intersection. SR 37 southbound and SR 256 westbound will remain open to traffic. SR 37 NB and SR 256 EB are expected to remain closed through a majority of the project. 
    • The state detour for northbound SR 37 will be SR 37 <-> U.S. 22 (Main St. Lancaster) <-> SR 158 <-> I-70 <-> SR 37. The local detour for northbound SR 37 will be SR 37 <-> Pleasantville Rd <-> Old Millersport Rd / Millersport Rd <-> Canal Rd <-> SR 37. 
    • The state detour for eastbound SR 256 will Be SR-256 <-> SR 158 <-> U.S. 22 (Main St. Lancaster) <-> SR 188 <-> SR 256. The local detour for eastbound SR 256 will Be SR-256 <-> SR 158 <-> Pleasantville Rd <-> Old Millersport Rd <-> SR 256.

ATHENS COUNTY

U.S. 33 Landslide Repair – A landslide repair project is taking place on U.S. 33, between the Athens Corporation Limits and Pleasant Hill Road. The eastbound shoulder is closed. Estimated completion: September 1, 2022

U.S. 33 Bridge Deck Overlay – A bridge deck overlay project is taking place at the following locations on U.S. 33:

Estimated completion: September 1, 2022


SR 329 Bridge Deck Overlay –  A bridge deck overlay project is taking place on SR 329, between Hocking Road (Township Road 1064) and Beebe Road (County Road 109). One lane is closed. Temporary traffic signals and an 11.5 foot width restriction are in place. Estimated completion: September 1, 2022

SR 356 Resurfacing – A resurfacing project begins on April 18 on SR 356, between the Vinton County line and SR 56. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: July 15, 2022

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