Upcoming road closures


DARKE COUNTY- The Ohio Department of Transporation (ODOT) has announced the following road closures in the county.

  • State Routee 705 between Riegle-Bell Road and Rhynard–Fink Road, 24-hour road closure Aug. 24 – 28. The official detour is: State R0ute 118 to State Route 47 to State Route 49.
  • State Route 49 between Brock-Cosmos Road and Ellis Road, 24-hour road closure Aug. 3 – Sept. 4. The official detour is: State Route 705 to 118 to State Route 47.

ODOT closures focus on Interstate, US and State routes. For information on local roads you will need to contact the county, city or township where the road is located. Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting.

Safety is a top priority at ODOT. 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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