2009-05-16 / News

Few lake area ODOT projects this summer

By Scott Rawdon

JACKSONTOWN - ODOT District 5 has a rigorous construction agenda for the 2009 construction season, but Buckeye Lake area motorists won't be dodging too many orange barrels.

Here's what Lake Area motorists can expect this summer:

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

• Ohio 37 between Stemen Road and Ohio 204 - A bridge replacement on Ohio 37 will require a 21-day closure for Ohio 37 between its intersections with Ohio 204 and Ohio 256. The official detour will send traffic on Ohio 158 through Baltimore. The $373,695 project begins May 13 and will last at least three weeks.

• Ohio 188 from the Perry County line south to Lancaster will receive a smooth seal as preventative maintenance. Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic throughout the entire process. The $425,000 project begins Sept. 1 and will last two months.

LICKING COUNTY

• A median barrier will be installed on I-70 from approximately the Ohio 158 interchange east to the Ohio 79 interchange, at Buckeye Lake. Construction requires closing one lane of traffic in both directions, but traffic will be maintained. The $526,920 project will be complete June 30.

PERRY COUNTY

• Ohio 13 from Somerset to New Lexington is receiving a smooth seal as preventative maintenance. Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic throughout the entire process. The project began April 15 and is part of a larger $2 million Ohio 13 repaving project.

• US 22 will be repaved from Somerset to the Fairfield County line, and completely resurfaced from Somerset east to the Muskingum County line. Flaggers will maintain traffic throughout the entire process. The project east of Somerset begins in June and the milling and paving west of Somerset begins in August to be complete Oct. 31. The resurfacing from Somerset to Muskingum County will cost $1.6 million. The repaving from Somerset to the Fairfield County line is part of a larger $1.9 million project.

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