Greene County (Friday, March 27, 2020) – Preliminary work will get under way on U.S. Route 35 in Greene County for the Superstreet project between T.R. 48 (Factory Road) and T.R. 1217 (Orchard Lane).
Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be placing temporary pavement and concrete barrier, as well as conducting bridge and electrical work in preparation for the safety improvement project.
Various lane closures will be in effect in the eastbound direction Monday through Friday, March 30 - April 3, from approximately 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone, and all work will be contingent upon the weather.
The U.S. 35 Superstreet project calls for the elimination of the at-grade crossings of Factory Road and Orchard Lane by constructing signalized Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersections. While the side-street traffic is prohibited from turning left or crossing straight through the intersection, motorists will turn right onto the mainline (U.S. 35) and do a legal U-turn at a nearby one-way, signalized median crossover to follow their desired path.
The John R. Jurgensen Company was awarded a contract for approximately $14.9 million to build the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2022.
To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
For additional information regarding ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information across the state, please visit www.OHGO.com.