News Release: Route 33 Bypass at Nelsonville
The Rt. 33 bypass around Nelsonville in Athens County is scheduled to open in July 2013 according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The project has received $150 million in federal stimulus money, helping to push the construction ahead of a previously announced completion date of 2017.
One leg of the 8.5 mile bypass is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012. That 3.16 stretch extends from the Rt 595/Haydenville area west of Nelsonville to Dorr Run Road.
The bypass will allow the through traffic that now clogs the two-lane local stretch through Nelsonville to be diverted onto a modern four-lane highway.
This is the last construction piece needed to complete the Rt. 33 project to secure four lane higway access from central Ohio southeast to the Ohio River . This will benefit the logistics landscape for Fairfield County.