ODOT to Reopen Main Avenue Bridge to Heavy Truck Traffic
Truck Restrictions lifted after crews complete repair project
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Tuesday, December 11, 2012) – Beginning with the morning rush tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will reopen the State Route 2 “Main Avenue Bridge” to ALL vehicles after repairing a number of steel members on the 72-year-old structure.
Overnight tonight, Tuesday, December 11, crews will implement short term, single lane closures on State Route 2 east and westbound approaching the Main Avenue Bridge as the restriction signage is removed.
Repair locations were found this summer during inspection activities and subsequent analysis. Crews restricted truck traffic on the bridge this summer in preparation for the repairs. By removing heavy truck traffic, crews could safely make the necessary repairs while keeping the bridge open to cars and other small vehicles.
Twelve repairs were made at 10 separate locations along the structure.
During the spring and summer of 2013, crews will complete the repair project by painting the locations in which the repairs were made. All painting work is expected to be complete by June 1, 2013. Impacts to traffic are not expected. The entire project costs just over $274,000.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005