The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 10 has announced that the official opening ceremony for the newly constructed US route 33 will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM. The opening ceremony will be held at the new State Route 78/ State Route 691 interchange and is open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the ceremony can access the area via the new State Route 691 access road off of old route 33 Southeast of Nelsonville.
Once the opening ceremony is complete ODOT hopes to have the new West bound lanes of US route 33 open by 12 noon. The new East bound lanes should be opened by 3:00 PM. Traffic on the new US route 33 will be down to a two lane roadway at the Elm Rock Road overpass Southeast of Nelsonville while construction crews complete the final transition away from the old roadway.
Persons traveling the new US route 33 corridor through the Nelsonville area should use caution do to numerous traffic pattern changes.