The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the State Route 83 bridge in New Concord will close completely on Friday at 9 a.m. until the construction project is completed in October.
ODOT attempted to maintain southbound traffic out of New Concord and close the bridge to northbound traffic only.
However, due to northbound drivers not obeying the closure, ODOT officials say they decided to close the bridge to all traffic in the interest of safety for construction workers as well as the traveling public.
Traffic will be detoured on US 22 west to I-70 east, back to SR 83. Another alternate route drivers can take is US 22 east to SR 723 south to I-70 west. Reverse routes will apply to northbound traffic.