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ODOT Seeks Comments on Proposed I-71 to SR 176 Deceleration Lane


Garfield Heights (Friday, February 22) - The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to add a southbound deceleration lane from I-71 south to SR 176 south.  The proposed 1300-feet long deceleration lane will extend from the existing SR 176 exit north to West 14th Street overpass.  All work will be within the existing I-71 median area.
A minor lane shift along I-71 will permit the construction of the deceleration lane pavement.  A weekend closure of the SR 176 ramp may be required to construct the transition between proposed and existing pavement.  Temporary off-peak lane closures of I-71 southbound may be required for drainage conduit installation.
ODOT is seeking public input regarding the project.  Comments may be directed to:
Mr. Mark Alan Carpenter
District Environmental Engineer,
5500 Transportation Blvd.,
Garfield Heights, OH, 44125,
or 216-584-2089 or 
Comments will be received until March 25, 2019.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.