Moving into the next phase of a resurfacing project on U.S. Route 35 in Ross County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be imparting overnight restrictions at three interchanges within the project zone between State Route 159 (Bridge Street) and County Road 550 through early next week.
Beginning tonight, June 27, and continuing through Tuesday morning, July 2, crews from the Shelly Company will be milling and paving the on and off-ramps from U.S. 35 at the S.R. 159/Bridge Street, S.R. 104/High Street and Pleasant Valley/Egypt Pike interchanges.
The interchange ramps will be closed consecutively during the overnight hours; however, in an effort to minimize the overall impact to motorists, the closures are being staged sequentially and in opposing directions. The current schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, June 27: On and off-ramps at westbound U.S. 35 and S.R. 104/High Street;
- Friday, June 28: On and off-ramps at eastbound U.S. 35 and S.R. 104/High Street;
- Saturday, June 29: Off-ramp from westbound U.S. 35 to Pleasant Valley/Egypt Pike and the on-ramp from Pleasant Valley to eastbound U.S. 35;
- Sunday, June 30: On and off-ramps at westbound U.S. 35 and S.R. 159/Bridge Street;
- Monday, July 1: On and off-ramps at eastbound U.S. 35 and S.R. 159/Bridge Street.
Each overnight closure will be in effect from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and progress or completion of this phase of the project will be contingent upon the weather. During periods of closure, motorists may detour by way of the adjacent interchanges that will remain open.
The Shelly Company was awarded a contract for approximately $3 million to complete the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed by late summer.