From staff reports
Motorists traveling along Ohio 7 can expect delays beginning Monday as crews go to work removing a rock fall hazard at an area about three miles north of Newport.
The Ohio Department of Transportation will maintain one lane of traffic with flaggers during the month of June until work is completed.
ODOT District 10 spokesman David Rose advised travelers that for several completely random 15-minute intervals throughout the day, the small stretch of Ohio 7 would be completely shut down in order to safely move heavy equipment, and to allow for five to 10 extra minutes for a regular commute.
"Given our geography, and when you have the amount of rainfall we've had and the winter we've had, it gets bad," Rose said. "This is something that needed to be done to remove the potential danger of rock falls."
Rose said work should be completed by the end of June, but no definite date has been determined.