BELMONT COUNTY -- Work is expected to begin Thursday, August 3, to repair a slide along the northbound lanes of State Route 7 just north of Dilles Bottom.

Traffic will be maintained; however, the northbound travel lane will be closed, and the northbound passing lane will be reduced to 14 feet. Southbound traffic will not be affected.

ODOT's contractor for $162,115 project is Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co., from Shadyside, Ohio, and the completion date is October 31, 2017.