Area road closings, delays announced

ODOT releases weekly construction report
Norwalk Reflector Staff
May 27, 2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released its weekly construction report for the District 3 area, which includes Huron County.

Here is the report for the week of May 27:

ASHLAND COUNTY
State Route 60
SR 60, between Township Road 585 and County Road 2404, is closed 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 96
SR 96, between the Richland County line and Cottage Street in the City of Ashland, is reduced to one lane of traffic as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete on August 27, 2013.

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. Paving work continues on this project, and motorists should be prepared for delays throughout the remainder of construction. The project is expected to be complete in June 2013.

CRAWFORD COUNTY
State Route 103 - ***UPDATE***
SR 103, 0.4 mile west of the Huron County line, is being maintained with a temporary traffic signal for two-way traffic as part of a bridge replacement project. The project is expected to be complete at the end of September 2013.

State Route 598
SR 598, between Brandt Road and County Road 330, is reduced to one lane of traffic as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete by the end of July 2013.

Stetzer Road & Beechgrove Road - ***NEW***
Stetzer Road, at its bridge over US Route 30, will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic for bridge deck repairs. Traffic will be maintained with a temporary traffic signal. Beechgrove Road, near Stetzer Road, will be closed to thru traffic as part of this work. The work is expected to be complete in late June 2013.

ERIE COUNTY
US Route 6
US 6, just east of Joppa Road in Vermilion Township, is closed for the replacement of a culvert. The detour route for eastbound motorists is US 6 to State Route 61, south on SR 61 to State Route 2, east on SR 2 to State Route 60, north on SR 60 to US 6, and reverse for westbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on June 3, 2013.

HURON COUNTY
State Route 61 & Snyder Road
SR 61, at its bridge with Snyder Road in Peru Township, is reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained with a temporary traffic signal for repair work. Snyder Road is also closed at its intersection with SR 61. Detour is posted. The work is expected to be complete in late-July 2013.

LORAIN COUNTY
State Route 58
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 . 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 July 2013.

Interstate 90
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 254 - ***NEW***
SR 254, from just west of West River Road to the City of Avon, will be reduced to one lane of traffic as part of a resurfacing project beginning Tuesday, May 28. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction. The project is expected to be completed in August 2013.

State Route 301 - ***UPDATE***
SR 301 (Abbe Road), at its bridge over Interstate 90 in the village of Sheffield, is closed as part of a replacement project.  The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 301 to State Route 254, southwest on SR 254 to I-90, east on I-90 to State Route 611, west on SR 611 to SR 301, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen in early September, 2013. 

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 and continuing each night through 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 31, Interstate 90 will have intermittent lane and complete road closures. This is necessary for the removal of bridge beams as part of the SR 301 bridge replacement. Traffic will not be stopped for more than 10 minutes each time; however, motorists are encouraged to use caution and expect delays.

MEDINA COUNTY
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.

Interstate 71
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.

Interstate 71 - ***NEW***
I-71, one mile south of State Route 18 near mile marker 216, has intermittent single lane and shoulder closures as part of a slide repair project. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction; however, motorists are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting this work zone. The project is expected to be complete in July 2013.

Interstate 76
I-76, between State Route 57 and State Route 21 in Summit County, is reduced to narrowed lanes of traffic for a rehabilitation project. Two lanes of traffic westbound are being maintained using the contraflow traffic configuration. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane between SR 57 and SR 94, and two lanes between SR 94 and the Summit County line. The project will be complete in September 2013.

RICHLAND COUNTY
US Route 30
US 30, near its interchange with West Fourth Street 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 as part of this project.  One 11-foot lane will be maintained at all times. The project is scheduled to be complete in August 2013.

Interstate 71 (Morrow County)
I-71, 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. Two 11’foot lanes are being maintained in each direction and I-71 northbound is using a crossover traffic pattern through the remainder of the project. The project is expected to be complete in October 2013. 

State Route 96
SR 96, between State Route 13 and the City of Shelby, is reduced to one lane of traffic as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. SR 96, just west of SR 13, is also reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained with a temporary signal for bridge repairs through mid-May.  The project is expected to be complete on August 20, 2013.

State Route 314 (Morrow County)
SR 314, at its bridge over Interstate 71, is closed for a bridge replacement as part of the I-71 widening and reconstruction project. The detour route for southbound motorists is SR 314 to US Route 42, south on US 42 to State Route 95, southeast on SR 95 to SR 314, and reverse for northbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on August 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.

WAYNE COUNTY
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 in early June 2013.

US Route 30
US 30, between State Route 3/Columbus Avenue and Jefferson Road, is restricted to one lane of traffic as part of a smooth seal project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction. The project is expected to be complete in late June 2013.