Major Work To Take Place on State Route 2 This Weekend
Lane, ramp closures on SR 2 east and westbound between Lost Nation Road and U.S. 20
LAKE COUNTY (Thursday, July 14, 2011) – In Painesville, State Route 2 westbound between the U.S. 20 split and SR 44 will close overnight Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. to allow construction crews to perform milling and paving operations.
Due to the SR 2 westbound closure, the SR 283 (Richmond Road) and SR 535 (Fairport Nursery Road) entrance ramps to SR 2 westbound will also be closed overnight Friday and Saturday.
U.S. 20 westbound, SR 283 and SR 535 motorists wanting to access SR 2 westbound will be rerouted to U.S. 20 westbound, Fern Drive, Jackson Street and SR 44 to re-enter SR 2 westbound.
Local police and portable message boards will be stationed at various intersections in Painesville directing and assisting traffic along the detour route.
Should an emergency situation arise, first responders will be able to access State Route 2 westbound.
On Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. crews will close one lane on SR 2 westbound between Heisley Road and SR 615 – in the city of Mentor – until 6 a.m. Monday, July 18 in order to perform culvert work.
On Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, crews will reduce SR 2 eastbound to one lane between Lost Nation Road and SR 306 – in the cities of Mentor and Willoughby – from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in order to perform traffic shift preparations.
The State Route 2 Corridor was originally built during the 1960’s and designed for traffic volumes around 30,000 vehicles each day. Since that time, traffic volumes have more than doubled in the region. ODOT’s four-phase modernization plan is the first major upgrade to the roadway since that time.
The Lake 2 Corridor Modernization Plan and ODOT’s nearly $181 million investment will address substandard geometrics, noise and drainage issues as well as increase capacity in the region. This plan will modernize State Route 2 with a 35 year pavement design that will not require major maintenance for over two decades.
All dates and times are approximate and weather dependent. For statewide construction and road condition information visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2006
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us