NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A state highway official says westbound lanes of the new Nelsonville bypass in southeastern Ohio are opening in a few weeks.
While the westbound lanes are opening, The Athens Messenger reports that eastbound traffic on U.S. 33 will continue to use existing lanes through Nelsonville until the project is complete in October 2013.
The finished bypass will mean a faster trip on U.S. 33 to and from Ohio University in Athens, just southeast of Nelsonville. The road is heavily used as a route to the university from other parts of the state. Currently, the trip is slowed by traffic lights through downtown Nelsonville.
The bypass project includes construction of a roundabout on U.S. 33 in Nelsonville.
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