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Highland County construction update for week of June 23

Ohio Department of Transportation District 9, Press Release

The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Highland County during the week of June 23.

All outlined work is weather permitting. Projects with active or future traffic impacts are linked to

• State Route 247 Bridge Replacement: Work has begun as of May 22 for a bridge replacement project on S.R. 247 between Barrackman Road and Crooked Road. Work will occur daily for this construction. S.R. 247 will be closed for 60 days starting May 22. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 770 to S.R. 73 to S.R. 785. Estimated completion: fall 2024.
• Leesburg S.R. 771 Multi-Use Path: Work has begun as of May 28 for the installation of a multi-use path on S.R. 771 in the Village of Leesburg. The project will implement a safe pathway route to school. Estimated completion: summer 2024.

• U.S. 50 Resurfacing: Work has begun as of April 1 for a resurfacing project on U.S. 50 from the Brown County line to Danville Road. At least one lane will be maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: summer 2024.
• State Route 138 Bridge Replacement: Work has begun as of April 1 for a bridge replacement project on S.R. 138 between Cope Road and Rowe Road. As of April 1, S.R. 138 will be closed for 90 days; traffic will be detoured via S.R. 28 to S.R. 771. Estimated completion: summer 2024.

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