A $2.16 million project to make improvements to U.S. Route 33 at Bixby Road began in April and is expected to be completed by Oct. 15, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Money for the project came from state and federal funding through ODOT.
The project includes: resurfacing U.S. 33 from Hamilton Road (State Route 317) to the Fairfield County line; extending left turn lanes from both directions of U.S. 33 to Bixby Road to allow more distance to slow down to make the turn; and installing delineators that prohibit left turns and straight thru movements on Bixby Road at U.S. 33.
As of April, going straight on Bixby Road across U.S. 33 is no longer permitted. Currently, and when the project is completed, Bixby Road is right turn only.
Left turn lanes on U.S. 33 to Bixby Road are closed for two months while crews extend the lanes. Detours:
•U.S. 33 east to Bixby Road north detour: U.S. 33 to Rager Road to Bixby Road.
•U.S. 33 west to Bixby Road south detour: U.S. 33 to State Route 317 to Bixby Road.
For information call ODOT at (740) 833-8268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.