2008-05-31 / News

37/79 intersection closes Monday, June 2

JACKSONTOWN - The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 Deputy Director Don D. Barber P.E./P.S. announced May 28 that the intersection of Ohio 37 and Ohio 79, west of the Village of Buckeye Lake will close to all traffic at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 2.

The 21-day closure, weather permitting, is to construct a turn lane on southbound Ohio 37 and to upgrade the interchange. If weather cooperates, the intersection will reopen Monday, June 23.

Site preparation, including removal of a home at the corner began about a month ago. The contractor is Kokosing Construction Company of Fredericktown, Ohio.

The posted detours will be I-70, Ohio 158 (Kirkersville exit off I-70) and Ohio 204.

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