ODOT work begins on bridges, closures announced

State Route 229 east of State Route 61 will be closed for 150 days for bridge replacement work starting August 13, 2015. The detour is SR 61 to SR 521 to SR 656 or reverse. Completion is estimated for Dec. 24, 2015.

Other ODOT work includes: State Route 529 will be reduced to one lane for two-way traffic at SR 61 for construction of a retaining wall. Traffic will be maintained by a temporary traffic signal. Completion: August 31st.

US Route 42 will be closed between SR 314 and SR 19 for a bridge replacement. The detour is SR 314 to SR 97 to SR 288 to SR 19 or reverse. Commuting to and from Lexington and Mt. Gilead, the detour is SR 97 to SR 288 to SR 61 or reverse. Completion: November 11.