The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has released its weekly construction report for the week of April 15.
Motorists traveling roads near Norwalk, Willard and Monroeville will be affected.
Here is the report:
State Route 60 - ***NEW***
SR 60, between Township Road 585 and County Road 2404, will close Monday, April 15 for an embankment repair and culvert replacement project. The detour route for southbound motorists is SR 60 to State Route 179, south on SR 179 to State Route 95, west on SR 95 to SR 60, and reverse. The road is expected to reopen in early July, 2013.
State Route 511
SR 511, between County Road 30A and Township Road 2375, is closed for the replacement of seven culverts. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 511 to State Route 39, west on SR 39 to State Route 603, north on SR 603 to US Route 30, east on US 30 to SR 511, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on May 3; however, all work is weather dependent.
State Route 545
SR 545, between the Richland County line and Township Road 956 in Clear Creek Township, is closed for the replacement of four culverts. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 545 to State Route 96, east on SR 96 to State Route 60, north on SR 60 to US Route 250, west on US 250 to SR 545, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on April 17; however, all work is weather dependent.
US Route 250
US 250, between County Road 1575 and Township Road 653 in Montgomery Township, is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. Traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction with narrowed lane widths. Access to businesses will also be maintained; however, motorists should be prepared for delays throughout construction of this project. The project is expected to be complete in June 2013.
State Route 103
SR 103, between North Auburn Road and State Route 39, is closed for a bridge replacement project. This work is part of a $1 million project to replace two bridges along SR-103 in Auburn Township. The other bridge is located 0.4 mile west of the Huron County line and is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic maintained with a temporary signalized lane closure. The detour route for westbound motorists is SR-103 to SR-39, south on SR-39 to State Route 98, southwest on SR-98 to State Route 602, north on SR-602 to SR-103, and reverse for eastbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen in late June 2013; however, the project is expected to be complete at the end of September 2013.
US Route 20 - ***NEW***
US 20, at its bridge over the Huron River in the village of Monroeville, will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for bridge repairs as part of an upcoming resurfacing project. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction through mid-May, 2013.
US Route 224 - ***NEW***
US 224, between State Route 99 and State Route 598 just east of the city of Willard, is closed for an unplanned drainage repair. The detour route for westbound motorists is US 224 to SR 598, north on SR 598 to State Route 103, west on SR 103 to SR 99, south on SR 99 to US 224, and reverse for eastbound motorists. The road will remain closed until further notice.
State Route 61 & Snyder Road - ***NEW***
SR 61, at its bridge with Snyder Road in Peru Township, will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained with a temporary traffic signal for repair work beginning Monday, April 15. Snyder Road will also be closed at its intersection with SR 61. Detour is posted. The work is expected to be complete in late-July 2013.
State Route 58 - ***NEW***
SR 58, between West Lorain Street (State Route 511) and Walnut Street in the City of Oberlin, is closed for a sanitary sewer replacement project for approximately one month. Upon completion of that work, SR 58 will then close at its intersection with Morgan Street for another month. Local traffic can follow posted detour; however, the detour route for trucks is SR 58 to US Route 20, west on US 20 to Baumhart Road, north on Baumhart Road to State Route 113, east on SR 113 to SR 58, and reverse for southbound trucks. A local detour route for cars has also been set up by the City of Oberlin. The work is expected to be complete in mid-June 2013.
I-90, over the Black River and Ford Road, is reduced to two narrowed 11’ lane widths of traffic in each direction for bridge deck replacements. The restrictions will remain in place through November 2013.
State Route 3
SR 3, at its intersection with Reagan Parkway, has intermittent single lane closures for work as part of an intersection improvement project in the City of Medina. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in August 2013.
I-71, at various locations near its interchanges with State Route 18 and State Route 303, has intermittent single lane closures or shoulder closures as part of a noise wall replacement project. Two to three lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. The project is expected to be complete in August 2013.
I-76 eastbound, from just west of State Route 94 to the Summit County line, is reduced to one lane of traffic for a rehabilitation project. Motorists are advised to use caution in this area and watch for slower moving traffic as it merges in to the open lane. The project will be complete in September 2013.
State Route 261 - ***UPDATE***
The SR 261 to Interstate 76 eastbound entrance ramp in the City of Wadsworth is closed for rehabilitation work. The detour route for motorists is to continue northeast on SR 261 to State Route 21, south on SR-21 to I-76 east. The ramp is expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 17; however, all work is dependent on weather.
US Route 30
US 30, between the West Fourth Street interchange and State Route 39 interchange, is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for a bridge painting project. The overhead bridge structures at West Fourth Street, Lexington-Springmill Road and Trimble Road will be painted. One 11-foot lane will be maintained at all times. The project is scheduled to be complete in August 2013.
Interstate 71 (Morrow County) - ***UPDATE***
I-71 southbound, from just south of the Morrow/Richland County line to State Route 95 (between mile markers 158 and 150), is reduced to two narrowed lanes of traffic as part of a reconstruction and widening project. Beginning Monday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m., I-71 northbound will be reduced to one lane of traffic as the contractor moves traffic to a crossover pattern in the southbound lanes. By the following morning, I-71 northbound will be utilizing two 11’ lanes and will remain in a crossover pattern throughout the remainder of the project. The project is expected to be complete in October 2013.
State Route 545 - ***NEW***
SR 545, just south of Pavonia Road in Weller Township, will close Monday, April 15 for a culvert replacement project. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 545 to US Route 30, west on US 30 to State Route 13, north on SR 13 to State Route 96, east on SR 96 to SR 545, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on April 19, 2013.
Trimble Road, Mansfield
Trimble Road, near its interchange with US Route 30 in the City of Mansfield, has intermittent daytime single lane closures as part of a traffic signal replacement project from National Parkway to Longview Avenue. The project is expected to be complete in October 2013.
State Route 3/Columbus Avenue
Columbus Avenue northbound, at its bridge over US Route 30 in the City of Wooster, is closed. Both northbound lanes are closed over the bridge as part of a repair project; however, the southbound lanes will remain open. The lanes are expected to reopen at the end of May 2013.
State Route 301 - ***NEW***
SR 301, between Interstate 71 and Mullinix Road in Congress Township, will close Monday, April 15 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 301 to State Route 604, west on SR 604 to US Route 42, north on US 42 to SR 301, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on April 19, 2013.