AP NEWS

US 52 resurfacing set to begin Monday

April 5, 2019

As the 2019 construction season gets under way, a 7.25-mile resurfacing project on U.S. Route 52 in Lawrence County is scheduled to begin next week.

Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be paving approximately 4.5 miles of U.S. 52, as well as 2.75 miles of Ohio 7 and Ohio 527 between South Point and Chesapeake. The project on U.S. 52 begins near County Road 18 (Solida Road) at South Point and will continue on Ohio 7 and Ohio 527 to the junction with Third Avenue and the Sixth Street (Robert C. Byrd) Bridge at Chesapeake, according to a news release from ODOT.

Although some preliminary site work has already begun, construction isn’t scheduled to begin until Monday, April 8. Currently, there is little to no impact on traffic; however, once construction does begin, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one 12-foot lane in each direction, and a variable speed limit will be in effect.

The Shelly Co. was awarded a contract in December 2018 to undertake the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed by late summer of this year, according to the news release.