ODOT District 3 has made its regular announcement of road projects and closures in Richland County which will impact travel over the next week. Those include the following:
State Route 97
SR 97, at its interchange with Interstate 71, will have two narrowed lanes of traffic in each direction with periodic flagging operations as needed. The project is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2017.
State Route 314
SR 314, just north of Cookton Grange Rd., will close Monday, May 15, for a railroad crossing repair. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 314 north to Old Lincoln Highway (W. 4th St.), west on Old Lincoln Highway (W. 4th St.) to SR 61, north on SR 61 to SR 314, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
State Route 545
SR 545, between Crall Rd. and Richland-Shale Rd., has been reduced to one lane of traffic as needed for pavement resurfacing. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers as needed. The project is expected to be complete Spring 2017.
State Route 546
SR 546, from the Knox County line to the City of Lexington, will have intermittent lane closures as crews begin work as part of a chip and seal resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers as needed. The project is expected to be complete by October 2017.