For Immediate Release
August 17, 2011

Temporary closure of Third Street bridge to begin next week
KNO B4 U GO: Bridge work to effect downtown travelers

Third Street (Downtown) – At 9 a.m. Monday, The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will close the Third Street bridge over Convention Center Drive.  The 70-day closure is necessary for bridge maintenance, including replacing expansion joints and repairing abutments.

The ramp from I-670 east to Third Street will also be closed.

The Third Street detour is 1st, 2nd or 5th Avenue to High Street to Chestnut Street. The I-670 east detour is the Fourth Street exit to Goodale Street to High Street to Chestnut Street.

The Third Street bridge over Nationwide Boulevard will remain open, but be reduced to two lanes.

The ramp from I-670 west to Third Street will be maintained at all times. Work is expected to be completed by November, weather permitting.

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