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The Dairy Lane closure is part of the Richland Avenue/SR 682 Intersection Improvements Project.

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Dairy Lane to remain closed through Friday

City proposes detours to get to the Ridges, Ecohouse


On Wednesday, the City of Athens announced that the Diary Lane and Richland Avenue intersection will remain closed through Friday, due to ongoing construction work.

The project had originally been scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, but utility issues have caused delays. The city is working to have a paved intersection open to two-way traffic by Friday at 4 p.m.

Until it reopens, the city is offering these alternate routes:

If you are on OH-32 E and US-50 E, traveling EAST:

When you are nearing Athens Exit 18 Richland Ave. and US-33 East, look for signs for TWP RD 32. It will be near the top of the hill, the last intersection on your left (TWP RD 32 /N. Blackburn Road) before Richland Ave., Exit 18.  Follow the "Blue" Dairy Barn signs. You will follow N. Blackburn Road 1.1 miles until you come to the Elliotsville/Dairy Lane intersection. Turn right onto Dairy Lane. The Dairy Barn is 0.5 mile on your right.

If you are on US-33 E, OH-32 W, and US-50 W, traveling WEST:

Do not exit onto Richland Ave. and US-33 E.  Continue on OH-32 W and US-50 W towards Chillicothe and Cincinnati. Follow signs to TWP RD 32. It will be near the top of the hill, the first intersection on your right (TWP RD 32/N. Blackburn Road). Follow the "Blue" Dairy Barn signs. You will follow N. Blackburn Rd 1.1 miles until you come to the Elliotsville/Dairy Lane intersection. Turn right onto Dairy Lane. The Dairy Barn is 0.5 mile on your right.

If you are coming from the uptown area, the west side of Athens or The Plains:

From Athens take W. Union Street to the 682/56 intersection. Turn left onto SR 682. Turn right onto N. Ridge Rd. Go up to the Ridges; turn right at the top of the hill; stay to the right; and turn left on S. Park Drive (by the ball fields). At the bottom of the hill, turn right onto Dairy Lane.

For more information please call the Engineering and Public Works Department at (740) 593-7636.

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