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Ross County – ODOT Closing SR-772 for Landslide Repair in September


CHILLICOTHE – A project to repair an existing landslide along S.R. 772 in Ross County is one of several ODOT projects underway to address landslides and rockslides in Ohio’s Appalachian counties. Work on the project is set to begin starting September 26.

Last year, Governor Mike DeWine announced $35 million in federal funding to proactively address landslides and rockslides in eastern and southern Ohio to prevent them from worsening and becoming a safety issue.

“This proactive approach is a wise investment in the safety of our roads. By fixing these slips now instead of waiting for them to get worse, Ohio drivers and emergency personnel will face fewer road closures and detours in the future. Safer travel in Ohio is always our goal,” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

The project is taking place on S.R. 772 between Bishop Hill Road and Rinehart Road. Work will occur daily from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Mon-Fri. S.R. 772 will be closed for the duration of construction. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via S.R. 772, Blain Highway, and U.S. 50. The project is estimated to be completed in Fall 2022.

“Southeastern Ohio is prone to these types of hazards and this effort allows us to minimize the cost and inconvenience to addressing them,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

The projects are funded as part of the $333.4 million Ohio received from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.