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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #200 on: October 24, 2018, 07:53:12 PM »

I was poking around on FB and found this FB post tagging the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway Facebook page.  Several great pictures showing lots of progress.  Per the post as of now the scheduled opening is December 14th!

Full disclosure, this is a post by a local politician that is running for re-election.  I am neither for nor against this person.  If this happens to violate any forum policies I apologize in advance.   

https://www.facebook.com/BryanDavisforCommissioner/posts/2161592434093967?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBJwKQBMCCVwowr4NmKThImm1yeV8s6SsYY_WT8V8__8gfN4FS3pT4070IJbLRNvqjni6E0FITJWbTNXb5-Fm8SmgbbWCgoDwiUF3a2p6x6wYkIWgT45b4zXfMbcAM7Fz2miooRC37c_NV9y7gQKYTNwhWxsqwarnOLkORPGg-m6antK7s99oP3tO7MsqY8bLPODlTM1SRYYito52hIq-DyyfA&__tn__=-R
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #201 on: November 08, 2018, 02:25:59 PM »

 :colorful: New Flyover video has been posted on the project website at www.pgg823.com, Dated October 30th, 2018.
This video shows the very near completion of this highway. At the Lucasville-Minford Rd Interchage they're doing final tie in of the highway to the bridge. On the Eastern end of the highway striping has begun with a bright yellow strip on the Southbound/Eastbound side of the road along center barrier.  Looks like this should make the scheduled opening date of December 14th.

Bonus, shows off peak fall coloring of Southern Ohio, very beautiful!

See also this article from Portsmouth Daily Times from a few day's ago: https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/top-stories/32617/veterans-memorial-highway-to-fully-open-by-dec-14

Looking forward to my Christmas trip to visit family in Lawrence County.  :D
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #202 on: November 08, 2018, 05:03:11 PM »

:colorful: New Flyover video has been posted on the project website at www.pgg823.com, Dated October 30th, 2018.
This video shows the very near completion of this highway. At the Lucasville-Minford Rd Interchage they're doing final tie in of the highway to the bridge. On the Eastern end of the highway striping has begun with a bright yellow strip on the Southbound/Eastbound side of the road along center barrier.  Looks like this should make the scheduled opening date of December 14th.

Bonus, shows off peak fall coloring of Southern Ohio, very beautiful!

See also this article from Portsmouth Daily Times from a few day's ago: https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/top-stories/32617/veterans-memorial-highway-to-fully-open-by-dec-14

Looking forward to my Christmas trip to visit family in Lawrence County.  :D

Nice video as always (same propeller in upper right corner).  Loved the music; found it was from a relatively obscure Tom Cruise sci-fi flick from about 5 years ago.  Downloaded some sample tracks -- found CD soundtrack on ebay & ordered it.  To whoever decided to use that music in the video, many thanks!   Looks like the video captured some median line painting in progress!
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #203 on: November 26, 2018, 09:42:14 AM »

I was in the area this weekend and drove by the US 23 and Lucasville-Minford Rd interchanges.

So yeah, the signage for the bypass off of 23 is very basic, as pictured up thread. Just "823 south, Ironton" on all 3 signs. Though they do have a new big brown sign up saying that you need to stay on 23 for Shawnee State University, the Portsmouth Floodwall Murals, and I think Shawnee State Park. North of the interchange on 23 is a new mileage sign showing the distance to Waverly and Columbus.

At Lucasville-Minford Rd the signs are all up and most are bagged. Looks like it will be OH 823 trailblazers marking the entrance ramps and approach to the intersections. One assembly that was unbagged showed the mileages to Ironton and Chillicothe. There were also some new blue pentagon Scioto County 28 reassurance shields near the interchange, which are probably the only ones in the county (which has its own unique county route shield I mentioned previously.)
 
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #204 on: December 04, 2018, 09:00:23 PM »

Ribbon cutting for Portsmouth Bypass is Dec. 13
from Portsmouth Daily Times

An official announcement is said to be coming Friday or Saturday, but speaking to the Daily Times Thursday afternoon, Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 spokeswoman Kathleen Fuller said ODOT tentatively plans a ribbon-cutting for the long talked about Veterans Memorial Highway, or State Route 823, on Dec. 13.

While Fuller said the ribbon-cutting will happen, she also admitted ODOT has not set an exact date for the opening of what was long known as the Portsmouth Bypass. She did say the roadway will reach “substantial completion” by Dec. 14 as required in the agreements with the private contractor building the highway.

Fuller was quick to add the new highway will not open the day of the ribbon-cutting. She did not give a time for that ceremony but stated by the time barricades and such are removed following the ceremony, she did not have confidence the roadway could be opened before dark. For safety reasons, Fuller said officials do not want drivers cruising along an unfamiliar road at night.

Full article:

https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/top-stories/33286/ribbon-cutting-for-portsmouth-bypass-is-dec-13


I have not seen any official announcement from ODOT D9 or from PPG.
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #205 on: December 05, 2018, 11:39:32 AM »

I've had some professional dealings with Ms. Fuller before. She's very good at what she does.

I'm hopeful to get to go drive the new road sometime over either Christmas or New Year's weekends. It would give me an excuse to eat at Rax Roast Beef in Ironton and maybe going over to West Huntington to cash in a couple of the free MTO's I got for complaining about something at a Sheetz on one of their online surveys.
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #206 on: December 06, 2018, 03:48:35 PM »

I've had some professional dealings with Ms. Fuller before. She's very good at what she does.

I'm hopeful to get to go drive the new road sometime over either Christmas or New Year's weekends. It would give me an excuse to eat at Rax Roast Beef in Ironton and maybe going over to West Huntington to cash in a couple of the free MTO's I got for complaining about something at a Sheetz on one of their online surveys.

I also hope, actually expect, to be able to drive :spin: on it by December 21 when my family and I will be going to Chesapeake for the weekend for the annual Christmas reunion.


They still don't show any of SR-823 on Google Maps. Is anyone surprised?

It's on Bing Maps, just looked on a whim: https://binged.it/2G3rzqy they even have updated Satellite imagery (granted, it's from around a year and half ago if I had to guess). 
ODOT has had it on Ohgo(www.ohgo.com, and the app) for sometime now.  Still not on google, but they may not add it until it is officially open or they have a date from ODOT.


It's not open yet. There is no reason to list it on the map as that would confuse their primary audience - those navigating.

Google simply has to mark it closed.  It can show on the map, but they mark it closed for navigation purposes.  You can also report road/interchanges that need to be marked closed. 
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #207 on: December 07, 2018, 01:23:29 AM »

https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/top-stories/33422/memorial-highway-ribbon-cutting-is-dec-13-opening-date-still-not-set

Newer article.  Ribbon cutting @ 1:30 in the 13th.  There will be a classic car ride along with invited veterans groups.   Opening date not yet finalized. Once turned over to to ODOT they will have to certify it.  More details in article.

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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #208 on: December 07, 2018, 01:35:00 AM »

Wonder if they'll commission another flyover around the time of the actual opening of the road.  Would be nice to see the "finished product" in full, with or without traffic.   
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #209 on: December 07, 2018, 02:28:31 PM »

More google foo in action.

Found some more photo's on FB.  This time I "Stole" from Matt Bruning, Press Secretary, Ohio Department of Transportation.  Posted on his public FB page  November 28th. 




SR823 Northern Terminus with US 23
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Main Line, looks like just east of the cut-in-the-hill, east of US23
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SOVMH_Bruning3
Shumway Hollow Interchange, just west of Airport.
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Southern Terminus with US52
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Main Line, Looking North toward Highland Bend.
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #210 on: December 07, 2018, 09:36:34 PM »

Looks like it has exit numbers.
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #211 on: December 11, 2018, 02:16:47 PM »

Officially opens to traffic on Friday per ODOT's Kathleen Fuller.
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #212 on: December 11, 2018, 03:20:35 PM »

Officially opens to traffic on Friday per ODOT's Kathleen Fuller.
Sweet!

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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #213 on: December 11, 2018, 08:35:18 PM »

Official Announcement from SOVMH Facebook page:


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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #214 on: December 13, 2018, 03:03:36 AM »

Im gonna leave this right here:

Drone footage

Edited to add: Based off the news release this B roll video for the media.

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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #215 on: December 13, 2018, 09:37:17 AM »

I couldn't get it to work, but I assume it's the b-roll footage. It shows all the signs up with exit numbers: https://vimeo.com/ohiotransportation/review/305807374/2f9b004dd8?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #216 on: December 13, 2018, 11:09:08 AM »

I couldn't get it to work, but I assume it's the b-roll footage. It shows all the signs up with exit numbers: https://vimeo.com/ohiotransportation/review/305807374/2f9b004dd8?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Yep, it's on Matt Brunings FB.

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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #217 on: December 13, 2018, 02:30:17 PM »

This is going to be one interesting drive!
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #218 on: December 13, 2018, 04:42:56 PM »

ODOT's Matt Bruning Twitter has pictures and video of the Ribbon Cutting:
https://twitter.com/mbruning81
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #219 on: December 13, 2018, 07:13:59 PM »

I couldn't get it to work, but I assume it's the b-roll footage. It shows all the signs up with exit numbers: https://vimeo.com/ohiotransportation/review/305807374/2f9b004dd8?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Excellent footage there, thanks for posting. A few notes about some of the signage things I had questions about...

Lucasville-Minford Rd got signed as:
Exit 9
Blue Pentagon Scioto County 28 Shield 
Lucasville
Minford

and the airport interchange got signed as:
(Airport icon) Exit 7
to OH 335 Shield
Shumway Hollow Rd

For these two I think they made the logical choice about which one to use a county shield for and which one to use the road name for. And while it would have neat to see the orange Scioto County outline sign on there, I understand why they went with the official MUTCD blue pentagons. 

I can't make out the 140 exit clearly but it looks like it got:
(assuming exit 1 but can't read it)
OH 140, To US 52 West
S. Webster
Portsmouth
-Exit Only-
with a US 52 East, Ironton pullthru for the left lane

...which is what I expected. There's also a big brown sign for that exit, which I can't make out, but might be a repeat of the one on 23 south approaching 823.

Other notes:

- Looks like there are mileage signs that show the distance to Ironton and US 52 southbound and Chillicothe and US 23 northbound
- there's a "Minford next 2 exits" sign southbound ahead of CR 28. I wonder if there's one northbound ahead of Shumway Hollow, and if there's that says "Lucasville next 2 exits" ahead of CR 28 , since Lucasville is mentioned on both that exit and the US 23 south exit (along with Portsmouth)
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #220 on: December 13, 2018, 08:11:26 PM »

Local News report about the opening.  WSAZ is reporting the highway will open at 8:30 A.M.

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Community-gets-sneak-peek-of-new-Portsmouth-bypass-389133342.html

Adding link to ODOT Youtube Channel weekly series "The Loop".  I can't imagine what they are featuring. :rolleyes:


Found another FB video from a Scioto County Resident (I presume):
https://www.facebook.com/larryct/videos/10156045068943100/

Adding WOWK TV Video:
https://www.wowktv.com/news/local-news/southern-ohio-veterans-memorial-highway-opens-to-public-friday/1658938438
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #221 on: December 13, 2018, 09:06:00 PM »

Found video of a live stream from the local Radio station on the Highway itself.

Linked video starts as they are getting on the highway.

https://www.facebook.com/wnxtwzzznews/videos/301467227378506/?t=371

Update:
Okay, after watching the video they started at the Shumway Hollow Rd on ramp to SR823 South towards Lucasville/US 23.  They use the Emergency crossover before the Flatwoods-Fallen Timbers Rd overpass (you can see it in the background).  They proceed back, pass the Shumway Hollow interchange, but turn around again before the get to the bridge over the Little Scioto, then return back to Shumway Hollow and exit there.

Thanks for putting up with my incessant finds :paranoid:.  I won't get to drive on it until the next Friday after it opens.  :spin:
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #222 on: December 14, 2018, 10:21:57 AM »

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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #223 on: December 14, 2018, 02:38:04 PM »

Nice to see they were able to open it on the target date.

I look forward to driving it. It'll probably be another month or two before I get the chance though.
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Re: Southern Ohio: SR 823 / Portsmouth Bypass
« Reply #224 on: December 14, 2018, 04:04:45 PM »

Nice to see they were able to open it on the target date.

I look forward to driving it. It'll probably be another month or two before I get the chance though.

I'm going to try to go see it one of the days I'm off over Christmas or New Year's Day.
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