NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Repairs are scheduled to begin next week on the abutments of several different bridges in Tuscarawas County.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, work will begin on the Interstate 77 bridge at Steele Hill Road, south of the New Philadelphia Interchange, the U.S. Route 36 ramp bridge to Water Street at Uhrichsville, and on the Route 258 bridge at Bernice located east of I-77 near Newcomerstown.

Traffic will be maintained at all locations.

ODOT's contractor for this $309,935 project is Cross Roads Construction Inc., from Cambridge. All work should be completed by Nov. 30, 2013.

Ohio's highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.