Ramp work on I-74/I-275 interchange complete

first_img(Ohio Department of Transportation)Update (November 12,2014)Life will get a little easier now for drivers that commute using the Interstate 74 and Interstate 275 interchange.Ohio transportation officials announced Wednesday that the ramp project is complete.The construction work had forced drivers into a ‘Texas Turnaround’ for the past month.First Report (October 6, 2014)CINCINNATI — Area drivers commuting to Cincinnati will deal with road construction at the I-275/I-74 interchange beginning this week, officials say.The Ohio Department of Transportation is conducting a resurfacing project that will close the ramp from I-74 to I-275.Traffic will be rerouted by what is called a Texas Turnaround, which is essentially a big U-turn. There will be signs in place to help drivers get around the closure.Drivers should expect the commute to be 5 minutes longer during normal driving times and the work will go on for about a month.last_img read more

Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour crown comes at start of Jeffrey Abbey’s stellar IMCA Stock Car season

first_imgMinnesotan Curt Lund won the next two events, also at 281. Abbey won the final two IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features, held at 281 Speedway on the same day due to inclement weather. Each checkered was worth $750 while the tour title that accompanied the sweep paid $5,000. “We did have an advantage over the guys from the Northern Region,” said Abbey. “These were tracks we race weekly or on a regular basis.” The Comanche, Texas, pilot had never won two features in the same division on the same day before. Starts 5             Wins 3          Additional Top Five’s 1 HIS CREW: Father Randy, brothers Westin and Dean, Justin McCullough, Eric Stuber and Dakota Holder. HIS SPONSORS: Abbey Racing of Comanche; Dustin Davidson Racing of West; Don Wile Racing of San Angelo; 121 Towing and Recovery of Salado; Star 1 Roofing and CRS Suspension, both of Midlothian; Muir­head Motorsports of Mabank; Dirt Defender of Waxahachie; Mark Herring Race Engines of Plainview; 517 Designs of Whitney; Black Flag Bodies of Elm Mott; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines, Iowa; and KS Engineer­ing of Albert Lea, Minn. Abbey would prove to be a regular visitor to victory lanes around the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, winning 18 of 29 starts at seven different tracks this season.center_img Three-time winner Jeffrey Abbey was champion of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) Five of those victories came at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, four more at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. He’d won both Stock Car features at Abilene Speedway’s Ice Breaker, the second show doing double duty as opening night for the tour. COMANCHE, Texas – A first-time accomplishment in an already much accomplished dirt track career made Jeffrey Abbey champion of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour. “We didn’t plan to race a Stock Car so much this season,” he said. “It turned out to be a pretty good season.” “We’d watched the tour last year. We were looking for some races to go to in February and the tour seemed like a good way to start the year.”last_img read more