DARKE COUNTY ENGINER & DARKE COUNTY SHERIFF
JOINT NEWS RELEASE
FOR TRAFFIC ON STATE ROUTE 571 EAST OF GREENVILLE
The Darke County Engineer and Darke County Sheriff are issuing a public notice on the impending closure of State Route 571 east of Greenville, Ohio. This closure will impact travel on the east side of Greenville which is an area with many manufacturing and industrial businesses.
On Monday, January 16, State Route 571 will be closed to thru traffic between Jaysville-St. Johns Road and USR 36. This closure will last 60 days, or more, for the construction of a new bridge over Bridge Creek.
During this closure, all trucks will be prohibited from traveling East on SR 571 from USR 36, except those trucks making deliveries or pickups to businesses accessed from SR 571, West of Jaysville-St. Johns.
Westbound trucks on SR 571 coming to Greenville shall use Landsdowne Avenue and Jaysville-St. Johns Road, South of Landsdowne. Trucks other than those making deliveries or pickups shall not travel Jaysville-St. Johns North of Landsdowne. All trucks are specifically prohibited from using Jaysville-St. Johns between SR 571 and USR 36.
Signs will be placed to guide trucks and prohibit them from certain routes. These routes will be strictly enforced by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and drivers disobeying the routes will receive citations.
The official detour for the project is via SR 721, SR 49 and USR 127/36.
Please note that immediately following this project another bridge project will occur on SR 571 between Hartzell Road and Culbertson Road that will keep this route closed possibly into June 2017.
Motorists are asked to plan their routes accordingly especially if you live and work in the area of the project.