NELSONVILLE — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 10 recently announced that a section of eastbound lanes are scheduled to open this week on Phase 2 of the Nelsonville Bypass project.
“Weather permitting, there should be traffic on the eastbound lanes by October 11,” said Audrey Seals, ODOT Phase 2 Project Engineer.
Eastbound traffic will enter the bypass at ODOT’s tie-in from the current U.S. 33 four-lane on the west end of the project toward Logan. Eastbound traffic will exit the bypass at the ramp onto West Interchange Road (previously referred to as Dorr Run Road), enter the roundabout and continue left into the city of Nelsonville.
“The Nelsonville bypass has the potential to open up not only Meigs county, but surrounding counties in southeast Ohio to commerce as a major part of the ‘Capital Corridor’ between Columbus and Charleston, W.Va. reaches completion,” said T. Steve Williams, District 10 deputy director.
Phase 2 of the bypass is scheduled to open in its entirety by the end of November 2012.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed in September 2013.