By Wayne Allen
As part of a two-year, $12 million design-build project in West Portsmouth, the Ohio Department Of Transportation (ODOT) announced additional lane restrictions to go into place this week.
According to ODOT, on Monday crews from Complete General Construction will began resurfacing S.R. 852 and S.R. 73/104 from the Carl Perkins Bridge to the route’s junction with S.R. 239 at West Portsmouth. Crews will also be working along the various interchange ramps within the project zone.
Restrictions are anticipated to be in effect through the end of the work day Friday, Aug. 22, and throughout the week, traffic will be reduced to one lane and maintained by flaggers when crews are at work.
The U.S. 52 project began in 2013 and called for the rehabilitation of 13 bridges, replacing guardrail and resurfacing U.S. 52 from Township Road 569 (Old U.S. 52) to the Scioto River bridges, S.R. 852, S.R. 73/104 from just north of the S.R. 239 junction to the Second Street bridge at Portsmouth, and the on/off ramps at the interchanges.
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer with the ODOT District 9, said the contractor is finishing up a few items, with the project nearing completion.
“There is well more than a months worth of work left to be done. We’re looking at mid- to late-September,” Fuller said. “The project is nearing completion.”
Fuller said the anticipated completion date is still inline with the original projected completion date.
Also, as a part of a safety upgrade project ODOT crews in Pike County spent part of Friday installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of state Route 32 and County Road 58 (Shyville Road).
For more information about ODOT District 9 and it’s many projects and activities visit, www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/d09/Pages/default.aspx.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 1933 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.