Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S., Franklin County Engineer, has announced the closure of Lithopolis Winchester Road Bridge, spanning Little Walnut Creek, for work expected to conclude in mid-October, weather permitting.
The posted detour route for northbound motorists on Lithopolis Winchester Road will follow Waterloo Road east and north to Hill Road, west to High Street, south to Columbus Street and east to Lithopolis Winchester Road.
The Lithopolis Winchester Road and Winchester Road intersection, located just south of the bridge, will remain open except for approximately 30 days when the roadways are rebuilt. Access to the Old Town Tavern will be maintained using Winchester Road from the south.
The Franklin County Engineer's Office is supervising the building of this $1.7 million project by the Complete General Construction Company. Funding is being provided by the Federal Highway Administration, the Ohio Public Works Commission, and Franklin County.