State Route 647 in Martins Ferry has seen its fair share of slips, and the most recent one will soon be getting fixed.
It’s welcome news for drivers. Colerain residents who travel on State Route 647 into Martins Ferry say the road seems to get neglected.
There’s a major slip as you drive down the hill, so the road is only open to one lane of traffic with temporary signals in place.
It’s been this way for a year, and large trucks and school buses travel the section daily.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said the funding has been secured for the over $400,000 for an emergency repair project.
Martins Ferry Mayor John Davies told said city council recently approved taking some of the paving money to put toward the slip repair project.
ODOT plans to put in an over 200-foot long retaining wall. ODOT plans to begin work in May. The project should be complete by the end of June.