An Alpha-1 Support Group meeting for the tri-state area (southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and West Virginia) will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Ponderosa Steak House, 8801 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. Dr. Kyle Hogarth, medical director of pulmonary rehabilitation program at the University of Chicago Medical Center and an expert on pulmonary diseases including Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, will be the speaker. Dr. Hogarth will speak shortly after 6 p.m. Buffet dinner will follow.
Reservations should be made by Aug. 15 by calling Jesse Strickland, support group leader, at (740) 354-3019 (home) or (740) 352-1431 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your spouse, family member or caregiver. Those who will be attending are asked not to wear fragrances.
Boil water notice is lifted
The boil water notice has been lifted for the area of Main Street across the tracks in South Shore, Ky. If you have any questions call the South Shore Water Works at (606) 932-3531.
Work begins on Ky. 344
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces a highway improvement project in Lewis County. In Lewis County, contractors will repair a bridge on Ky. 344 near Holly Fork Road. Traffic will be reduced to one lane using temporary traffic signals. M&M Services Company Inc. has been awarded a $153,386 contract for the work.
Road work is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, “Drive Smart” in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.
Road work schedule is announced
Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County engineer, announced the work schedule for the week of Aug. 8 to 12 for his office.
Road closure —
Lick Run-Lyra Road, CR-02 in Bloom Township, will be closed Monday, Aug. 8, through Tuesday, Aug. 9, both day and night. The location of the closure is between Ohio 140 and Great Meadow Road being 0.35 mile from Great Meadow Road, 1.24 mile from the Ohio 140, and 4.56 miles from Turkey Foot Road. County Engineer’s Crews will be installing a concrete pipe.
Carey’s Run-Pond Creek Road, CR-49 in Washington Township, will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 9, through Friday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Various locations from U.S. 52 to Teagarden Road will be closed. County engineer’s crews will be installing multiple pipes.
Road work —
Ohio River Road, CR-503, from Ohio 522 to Portsmouth city limits in Porter Township continues to have lane restrictions through Monday, Oct. 31. Signals improvement, pavement milling, pavement resurfacing, curb replacement, and installing catch basins will be done by The Shelly Company. Road work will be performed on Lick Run-Lyra Road between U.S. 52 and Ohio River Road as part of this project.
Drag patching — Big Spruce-Little Bear Creek Road in Brush Creek and Union townships.
Mowing — Knoxel Hill-Brackenridge Road and Tick Ridge-Koenig Hill Road in Brush Creek Township; Big Spruce-Little Bear Creek Road and Thompson Hill Road in Brush Creek and Union townships; Poplar Fork Road in Vernon Township, Pine Creek Road in Bloom Township; Clinton Furnace Road Vernon Township; Lick Run-Lyra Road in Bloom, and Vernon Township
Bridge replacement — Swauger Valley Road, CR-31, at the 0.46 mile marker in Harrison Township continues be closed through Friday, Aug. 19, both day and night. The location of the closure is between Elliott Hill Road and Birch Hollow Road being 0.46 mile from Ohio 335 and 2.27 miles from Woods Ridge Road. County engineer’s crews are replacing the bridge.
Bridge repair is scheduled
With an emergency contract awarded, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin work next week on two structures that cross U.S. 52 and Ohio 7 in Lawrence County.
Crews from Civil Construction Inc. will be repairing bridges at the Ohio 243 overpass at Coal Grove and the overpass from Ohio 7 to the U.S. 52 on-ramp to West Virginia, where the beams became damaged after an overheight vehicle reportedly struck the overpasses in June.
Height and weight restrictions are already in place on the Ohio 243 bridge over U.S. 52, in which a 14'5" height restriction is in place on U.S. 52 under the overpass and single-axle trucks are limited to seven tons and semi tractor-trailers are limited to 20 tons on the Ohio 243 bridge. In addition, the exit ramp from southbound Ohio 7 to U.S. 52 has been reduced to 10 feet, and traffic has been shifted toward the inside of the lane.
Construction to repair the structures is set to begin Aug. 9 at the Ohio 243 overpass bridge that is located near the 10.0-mile marker on U.S. 52, and work will continue through late August. Following this, crews will move to the overpass or on-ramp structure where U.S. 52 crosses Ohio 7 at their junction, and work will continue there through mid-September.
Throughout the project, eastbound U.S. 52 traffic will be restricted to one, 12-foot lane at both structures during daytime, business hours, and lane closures will alternate between the driving and passing lanes.
Civil Construction was awarded a contract in the amount of $148,412.71 to complete the repairs, and the anticipated completion date for all work is Sept. 15.
Work temporarily closes Whetstone Road
Drainage repairs will temporarily close a portion of Whetstone Road, Ky. 3307, in Greenup County, Ky., next week.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 8, and continuing through Tuesday, Aug. 9, Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews will close Ky. 3307 between Whetstone Creek and Short Branch from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. During the closure, all through traffic should reroute using Ky. 2 and U.S. 23.
Road work is subject to change depending on weather conditions.