2008-10-04 / News

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A detour sign on Ohio 204 west of Millersport at the intersection with Ohio 37 have some Millersport business owners concerned. Rosann Franks, co-owner of Oak Creations in Millersport, said an out-of-town customer saw the sign and followed the detour, eventually ending up in Somerset. She fears other customers will see the sign and figure that they can't reach Millersport. The sign notes that the closure is seven miles down the road, but some drivers don't realize that the actual closure is just west of Thornville, some five miles east of Millersport. The early notice is required since ODOT only reroutes traffic over state highways. Millersport is still open for business. Ohio 204 closed just west of Zartman Road for a bridge replacement on Sept. 8. If weather permits, the work should be completed by Monday, Oct. 26. The Righter Company of Columbus is the contractor for the $777,124.32 project. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. A detour sign on Ohio 204 west of Millersport at the intersection with Ohio 37 have some Millersport business owners concerned. Rosann Franks, co-owner of Oak Creations in Millersport, said an out-of-town customer saw the sign and followed the detour, eventually ending up in Somerset. She fears other customers will see the sign and figure that they can't reach Millersport. The sign notes that the closure is seven miles down the road, but some drivers don't realize that the actual closure is just west of Thornville, some five miles east of Millersport. The early notice is required since ODOT only reroutes traffic over state highways. Millersport is still open for business. Ohio 204 closed just west of Zartman Road for a bridge replacement on Sept. 8. If weather permits, the work should be completed by Monday, Oct. 26. The Righter Company of Columbus is the contractor for the $777,124.32 project. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.

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