Area road closings, delays announced

Updates on Huron County projects included in this week's report.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 20, 2013

Here is the ODOT District 3 construction report for the week of Oct. 21:

ASHLAND COUNTY
US Route 42
US 42, between Baney Road to just north of US Route 250 in the City of Ashland, is reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained with flaggers as part of a resurfacing project. Motorists should expect delays throughout the construction of this project. The project is expected to be complete in late November 2013.

US Route 42 - ***UPDATE***
US 42, one-tenth-mile north of Township Road 1323 in Milton Township, is closed for a culvert replacement. The detour route for southbound motorists is US 42 to State Route 511, south on SR 511 to US Route 30, west on US 30 to US 42, and reverse for northbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen by Wednesday, October 23; however, this opening is weather dependent.

Interstate 71 - ***UPDATE***
I-71, from just north of US Route 250 in Ashland County to the Medina County line (between mile markers 187 and 200), has intermittent lane closures for finalization work as part of a preventive maintenance project. Two lanes will be maintained at all times as crews place final pavement markings; however, all work is weather dependent. Work will be complete at the end of October 2013.

State Route 511
SR 511, between State Route 39 and the City of Ashland, is reduced to one lane of two-way traffic for resurfacing work. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers at all times. The project is expected to be complete in late October, 2013.

State Route 511 - ***UPDATE***
SR 511, at its intersection with Township Road 975 in Orange Township, is closed for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 511 to US Route 250, east on US 250 to State Route 58, north on SR 58 to State Route 302, west on SR 302 to SR 511, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen by October 31, 2013; however, the opening is weather dependent.

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY

US Route 30
The eastbound driving lane of US 30, just west of the CSX railroad underpass, is closed for work as part of a slide repair project. One lane of US 30 eastbound will be maintained at all times. The project is expected to be complete in May 2014.

State Route 98 - ***NEW***
SR 98, between the Richland County line and State Route 598, will close Monday, October 21 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 98 to SR 598, north on SR 598 to State Route 61, south on SR 61 to SR 98, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on October 25, 2013.

ERIE COUNTY
State Route 4
SR 4, at its bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks (one-quarter-mile north of the Huron County line), is restricted as part of an embankment repair project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction. The project will be complete in November 2013.

 

HURON COUNTY
State Route 61
SR 61, 0.3 mile north of Laylin Road in Norwalk Township, is closed for a bridge replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 61 to Cleveland Road, east on Cleveland Road to US Route 20, east on US 20 to State Route 601, north on SR 601 to SR 61, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen in early November, 2013.

State Route 99 - ***UPDATE***
SR 99, between Township Road 34 and State Route 547, is closed for an embankment stabilization project. The detour route for southbound motorists is SR 99 to US Route 20, east on US 20 to State Route 61, south on SR 61 to State Route 162, west on SR 162 to SR 99, and reverse for northbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen in mid-November, 2013.

US Route 250
US 250, at its overlap with State Route 162 in Fitchville Township, is closed for a bridge replacement project over the Vermilion River. The road is expected to reopen in May 2014.

The detour routing is as follows:

·         US 250 – US 250 to US Route 224, west on US 224 to SR 13, north on SR 13 to US 250, and reverse for south-eastbound motorists.

·         SR 162 Westbound – SR 162 to US 250, southeast on US 250 to US 224, west on US 224 to SR 13, north on SR 13 to SR 162 west.

·         SR 162 Eastbound – SR 162 to SR 13, south on SR 13 to US 224, east on US 224 to State Route 60, north on SR 60 to SR 162 east.

 

Prospect Street
Prospect Street, between Energy Street and Main Street in the Village of New London, is closed for a bridge replacement project. Local detour is posted. The road is expected to reopen in early December 2013.

 

LORAIN COUNTY
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.

Interstate 90/State Route 611 - ***UPDATE***
I-90, at its interchange with SR 611 (mile marker 151) in the City of Avon, is restricted to two narrowed lanes of traffic in each direction as part of a bridge rehabilitation project. SR 611 is also restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra time as they travel this area during the construction of this project, and are encouraged to find alternative routes around the project if possible. The project is scheduled to be complete in June 2015.

State Route 611
SR 611, in the City of Lorain, is reduced to one lane of two-way traffic as part of a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers at all times. The project is expected to be complete by December 2013.

MEDINA COUNTY
State Route 18 - ***UPDATE***
SR 18, near the square in the City of Medina, has intermittent lane closures for work as part of an urban paving project. The week of October 21, work will focus on paving State Route 18 west from State Street to just west of Stone Street. This work will be completed during the daytime hours, beginning after the morning rush hour. Motorists should expect delays during the construction of this project, and allow for extra time as they travel in and around the City of Medina. The project is expected to be complete in December 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 completion date has been extended until Summer 2014.

RICHLAND COUNTY
US Route 42
US 42, between McElroy Road and Pavonia Road, may have intermittent single lane closures for finalization work as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete by October 25, 2013.

Interstate 71 (Morrow County) – ***UPDATE***
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 lanes of traffic as part of a reconstruction and widening project. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction as crews complete final project work. The project is expected to be complete in early November, 2013.

State Route 545
SR 545, between US Route 30 and State Route 96, has intermittent single lane closures as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in December 2013.

·         SR 545, at its bridge over the Black Fork River (between Pavonia Road and Vantilburg Road), is reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained with a temporary signal through mid-October.

WAYNE COUNTY
State Route 3/State Route 83/Dix Expressway
SR 3/SR 83 southbound, between US Route 30 and Friendsville Road, is reduced to one lane of traffic as part of a concrete joint repair project. Work in the northbound lanes is now complete; and one lane of traffic will be maintained southbound until the completion of the project in November 2013.

Interstate 71 - ***UPDATE***
I-71, from just north of US Route 250 in Ashland County to the Medina County line (between mile markers 187 and 200), has intermittent lane closures for finalization work as part of a preventive maintenance project. Two lanes will be maintained at all times as crews place final pavement markings; however, all work is weather dependent. Work will be complete at the end of October 2013.

 

State Route 226
SR 226, at its intersection with East South Street in the village of Shreve, is closed for sewer repairs. The detour route for eastbound motorists is SR 226 to State Route 3, south on SR 3 to State Route 179, south on SR 179 to SR 226, and reverse for westbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on October 29, 2013.

 

State Route 302/Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue, between State Route 83 and Liberty Street in the City of Wooster, will have intermittent single lane closures for finalization work as part of a resurfacing project.  The project includes SR 83 between SR 302 and US Route 250 as well. The project is expected to be complete in late October 2013.