GREENE CO. — In advance of the upcoming U.S. Route 35 Superstreet project in Greene County, utility work will require short-term closures this week at the route’s intersections with T.R. 48 (Factory Road) and T.R. 1217 (Orchard Lane).
U.S. 35 will be closed at either location for up to 15-minute intervals between midnight Thursday, March 19, and 5 a.m. Friday, March 20, while crews drop electric for temporary signals that will be used during construction.
As the closures will be short-term, there will be no posted detour, and traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers throughout the night. Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone, and all work is contingent upon the weather.
The U.S. 35 Superstreet project calls for the elimination of the at-grade crossings of Factory Road and Orchard Lane by constructing signalized Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersections. While the side-street traffic is prohibited from turning left or crossing straight through the intersection, motorists will turn right onto the mainline (U.S. 35) and do a legal U-turn at a nearby one-way, signalized median crossover to follow their desired path.
To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
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