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U.S. 6 Bascule Bridge – UPDATE

Lorain County: The U.S. Route 6 (Erie Avenue) Charles Berry Bascule Bridge will move into the next phase on Thursday, November 13 when the contractor begins testing the bridge operations. During this phase, which may continue into early next week, the public may see the bridge in the up or down position, or moving between these two positions. At no point during the testing phase will the bridge be open to motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrian traffic.

When the contractor determines that the bridge is operationally sound and safe for traffic, the Ohio Department of Transportation will open the bridge. At that time, the detour signs will be removed and an update will be distributed via the media and the project website: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D03/Pages/LOR-6-967_Charles_Berry_Bascule_Bridge_Project.aspx.

For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, or other related traffic events, visit www.buckeyetraffic.org.

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To seamlessly link Ohio’s highways, railways, transit, aviation and port facilities, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will promote a world-class, integrated multi-modal transportation system that is cost-efficient, effective and reliable for all of the state’s citizens, businesses and travelers. ODOT District 3 serves Ohio’s multi-modal transportation needs in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland, & Wayne Counties.

For more information, contact: Brian Stacy at 419-207-7182 or Joyce Miller at 419-207-7181