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State Route 2 Modernization Project to Implement Additional Traffic Pattern Changes
Lake County

May 22, 2009, Garfield Heights, OHBeginning Tuesday, May 26 crews will implement additional changes to the traffic pattern along State Route 2 and adjacent roadways.  A complete list of closures and traffic pattern changes may be found below:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009:

  • Crews will close the Vine Street eastbound entrance ramp to State Route 2 westbound in order widen the E. 361st Street bridge.  Motorists may detour via State Route 91.  The ramp is expected to remain closed for much of the 2009 construction season.
  • Crews will modify the traffic pattern at the intersection of Lost Nation Road and Oak Hill Lane.  Traffic will be maintained utilizing a single lane and coordinated traffic signals.  Restrictions will remain in effect until approximately late July.

Thursday, May 28, 2009:

  • On Thursday, May 28 crews will close E. 361st Street between Curtis Boulevard and Lakeland Boulevard in order to begin widening of the E. 361st Street bridge.  Motorists may detour via Vine Street and Lakeland Boulevard.  East 361st Street is expected to remain closed until approximately late June. 

State Route 2 east and westbound traffic remains shifted to the north utilizing temporary crossovers.

On Lost Nation Road, traffic is shifted to the west and maintained with one lane in each direction between Wood Road and Riverside Commons while the bridge over State Route 2 is reconstructed. The southbound Lost Nation Road ramp to westbound State Route 2 is closed, however access is maintained utilizing the northbound ramp to State Route 2 westbound.  Reeves Road is closed at Lost Nation Road and the detour route is set utilizing Hurricane Drive. 

Ramp restrictions and detours will extend for much of the 2009 construction season. 

Work between Stevens Boulevard and Lost Nation Road will be completed in 2010 and work between State Route 91 and Stevens Boulevard will be completed in 2011. 

The entire $85,819,416.31 project rehabilitates State Route 2 and adds a lane between State Route 91 and Newell Creek/State Route 306 and is expected to be complete in October of 2011.  On average, about 68,000 vehicles travel this portion of State Route 2 each day.

All dates and times are approximate and weather dependent.  

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE ODOT DISTRICT 12 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE:

Jocelynn Clemings 216.584.2006 or Faye Callahan 216.584.2005
Ted Strickland, Governor             Jolene Molitoris, ODOT Director        Bonita G Teeuwen P.E., ODOT District 12 Director