US 42

US 42

Construction projects on US 42

U.S. 42 Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) The RCUT is open, and new traffic patterns are in effect through the intersection at U.S. 42 and C.R. 75 (Spring Valley Paintersville Road). Following a winter hiatus, contractors for ODOT are returning to the site of the RCUT on U.S. Route 42 in Greene County to complete final paving operations and other field work. Starting the week of March 29 through April 9, The contractor will be working to extend the median concrete island in both the north and southbound directions and complete other, minor field work. Starting in late April, crews from R.B. Jergens Contractors will be placing the final surface course of asphalt and apply permanent pavement markings on U.S. 42 at Spring Valley Paintersville Road (SVPR) where the at-grade crossing has been eliminated. Paving operations will begin the week of April 26, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers during working hours. With the elimination of the at-grade crossing from SVPR, cross-street traffic and left-turn movements are prohibited, and motorists from SVPR must now turn right onto U.S. 42 and then make a legal U-turn at the nearby crossover, or loon. The RCUT has been designed to accommodate all vehicles, including large, oversized trucks, semi tractor-trailers and farm equipment. 

To learn more about the project and see a video demonstrating its operation and a large, tractor-trailer navigating the RCUT, visit the project website or click the link on the image below.

How to navigate the RCUT:

  • To continue straight on Spring Valley Paintersville Road or to make a left turn onto US 42 you must:
    • Turn right onto US 42.
    • Use the left lane to make a U-turn onto the opposite direction of US 42.
    • Turn right onto Spring Valley Paintersville Road or continue straight on US 42
       
  • To make a left turn from US 42 you must:
    • Use the left lane to make a U-turn onto the opposite direction of US 42.
    • Turn right onto Spring Valley Paintersville Road.
       
  • US 42 through and right turning traffic will be unaffected by the intersection reconfiguration when the project is complete.
     

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