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Athens U.S. 33/U.S. 50 Interchange Major Rehab

Roadway Major Rehab

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

This is a major rehabilitation of the U.S. 33/U.S. 50 interchange in Athens. It includes pavement, guardrail, drainage, lighting, and other work. Additionally, a roundabout will be constructed at Stimson Avenue.

The project will be completed in multiple phases, and it involves closures which require detours.

  • The ramp from Stimson Avenue to U.S. 50/U.S. 33 westbound is closed. The ramp from Stimson Avenue to U.S. 50 eastbound is also closed. ODOT's detour is Stimson Avenue to Rock Riffle Road to U.S. 33 east towards Pomeroy to the Richland Avenue exit to U.S. 33 west. 
  • One lane is closed at Stimson Avenue/Rock Riffle Road. Traffic is being maintained with temporary signals.
  • The U.S. 33 eastbound to U.S. 50/U.S. 32 eastbound ramp (Exits 197 A-B) is closed. ODOT's detour: continue on U.S. 33 eastbound through project location, past the ramp closure. Take the U.S. 33 eastbound exit at the interchange of U.S. 33 and U.S. 50. Take the Richland Avenue exit from U.S. 33 eastbound. Turn left onto Richland Avenue and immediately turn left onto the U.S. 33 westbound entrance ramp. Merge with U.S. 50 eastbound and continue on U.S. 50 eastbound beyond project locations.

The overall project completion date is October 1, 2023.

See detailed maintenance of traffic information here.

To view the final design, once the project is completed, click here

See the June 17, 2022 project news release here.


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This section is for frequently asked questions and project-related questions. You may notice that some projects require one or more formal comment period(s) with deadlines for comments to be considered during certain phase(s) of the project development process. Typically called the “public comment period," this is when ODOT asks the public for input before an important decision needs to be made, such as choosing a preferred alternative. You may notice these periods generally occur immediately following a public meeting.

All comments received, regardless of when or how they are submitted, will be reviewed and considered and/or responded to by the ODOT project team. Comments received through this forum will, when appropriate, be publicly posted along with ODOT’s response; Such comments will be moderated to remove personal information prior to posting.

Please let us know if you have questions, and thank you for your interest and input on the project! 

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