Route 7-143 completion pushed back

POMEROY — The completion date has been changed for a realignment and widening project at the State Route 7-State Route 143 intersection in Meigs County.

Originally expected to end on July 10, 2017, the project’s estimated completion date is now July 21, 2017, according to a news release by Ohio Department of Transportation on Thursday.

As part of the project, State Route 143 will be realigned, creating a new intersection with State Route 7. Additionally, State Route 7 will be widened to provide dedicated left turn lanes from State Route 7 onto the realigned State Route 143 and the existing Union Avenue. The Route 7 and Route 143 intersection will be moved approximately 1,000 feet south (toward Union Avenue).

During the milling and resurfacing of State Route 7, the road will be restricted from two lanes to one lane. A 12 foot width restriction will be in place.