U.S. Route 250 final phase pushed back

U.S. Route 250 final phase pushed back

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Due to work remaining on phase one of the U.S. 250 Major Rehabilitation Project, work on phase two will be pushed back. To minimize impacts on motorists, the contractor must complete the final paving on phase one before construction starts on phase two. The phase-two closure start date is unknown at this time. ODOT will release the upcoming start date as it becomes available.

Phase two will require the closure of U.S. 250 from Pleasant Valley Road to state Route 151. During the phase-two closure, Pleasant Valley Road and state Route 151 will remain open at U.S. Route 250.

ODOT reminds motorists that local traffic only will be permitted to drive through the closure. Local traffic includes emergency services, residents, property owners and businesses directly within the closure area.

The official detour is state Route 800 South to U.S. 22 East, U.S. 22 East back to U.S. 250 and reverse.

An alternate detour route is state Route 39 East to state Route 212 East, state Route 212 East to state Route 151 East, state Route 151 East back to U.S. 250 and reverse. The alternate detour route is not signed.

The 100-day closure for this project began July 6. Construction includes the removal of the 70-year-old concrete base pavement and rebuilding the roadway from the dirt up with an aggregate base, followed by new asphalt pavement.

Shelly & Sands Inc. from Zanesville is the contractor on this $10.2 million project. The completion date for all work is Oct. 31.