CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Adams County residents can expect more detours in their schedule as a new project joined existing roadwork in the county this week.

On Oct. 31, Ohio 247 was reduced to one lane at its junction with Watt Young Road as part of an ongoing bridge replacement project on Watt Young Road.

According to Ohio Department of Transportation, traffic will be maintained in one 11 foot lane with temporary signals throughout construction. Watt Young Road itself, however, is closed to traffic and motorists will be detoured locally through Armstrong Road.

According to ODOT, the closing of Ohio 348 was only for a single-day culvert replacement. Traffic should be normal once again, according to ODOT.

The Ohio 247 reduction joins existing roadwork in the county:

Ohio 32 has been reduced to one lane in each direction for a four-lane resurfacing project during hours of operation. The construction zone extends from Ohio 73 to the Pike County line.

Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction. According to ODOT, work is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall.

Preventative maintenance continues on Ohio 41, where crews have been paving the route between Ohio 125 in West Union and Ohio 32.

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Throughout construction, traffic has been maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers. ODOT said all work on this project is anticipated to be complete by mid-fall.

A bridge replacement project is ongoing on U.S. 52 a half mile west of Manchester. The project site is between Owl Hollow Road and Gilkison Hollow Road.

Throughout construction traffic has been maintained in one 11 foot lane with temporary signals. The project is scheduled to be completed in late fall.


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