U-S 33 Road Project Delayed

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - 10:55 AM
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The soggy summer is slowing a project meant to speed traffic and development through southeast Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation says the first part of the U-S 33 bypass around Lancaster won’t open in November as expected because of rain. O-Dot spokeswoman Cindy Brown says the northern part of the bypass from Carroll to U-S 22 likely will open by next summer. But Brown says if there’s good weather next year, the overall project still might makes its 2005 completion date. The 141 million dollar, 13-mile bypass around the western edge of Lancaster is expected to decrease travel times. It’s part of 300 million dollars in state construction on U-S 33 from Columbus to the Ohio river expected to boost safety and the southeast Ohio economy.

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