(Photo courtesy of ODOT District 9)
(Photo courtesy of ODOT District 9)
An emergency slide repair project will take place this week on state Route 28 in Ross County, requiring daytime closure of the route Feb. 13 through 15.

S.R. 28 has been reduced to one lane between C.R. 110 (Maple Grove Road) and T.R. 100A (Musselman Station Road), approximately two miles west of U.S. 50 at Slate Mills, where a slip has occurred along the shoulder of the route’s westbound lane.

Currently, traffic is being maintained in one lane with temporary signals. However, the route will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, for ODOT crews to repair the slide with a drilled shaft installation project.

During periods of closure, traffic will be detoured by way of U.S. 50 at Slate Mills and S.R. 41 at Bainbridge, with the route open to one lane of signalized traffic during the evening and overnight hours.

Although the route will be open at these times to non-commercial traffic in both directions and eastbound truck traffic, all westbound truck traffic will be detoured via U.S. 50 and S.R. 41 through the remainder of the week.

Weather permitting, the project should be completed by the end of the work day on Friday, Feb. 15.