Traffic shifts on I-271 north and south at Wilson Mills Road
for bridge construction rescheduled
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Friday, April 7, 2017) – Motorists that frequently travel I-271 between I-90 and U.S. 322 (Mayfield Road) should be alert for an upcoming traffic shift as crews perform bridge removal and replacement operations on the I-271 Local Lane bridges over Wilson Mills Road, in the Village of Mayfield and city of Highland Heights.
Weather permitting overnight Sunday, April 9 and Monday, April 10, crews will close lanes on I-271 north and southbound Express Lanes between I-90 and Mayfield Road from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in preparation for shifting traffic from the Local Lanes onto the Express Lanes. Some traffic could be shifted as early as the morning of Monday, April 10.
Weather permitting, beginning Tuesday, April 11, all traffic on the I-271 north and southbound Local Lanes near Wilson Mills Road will be shifted onto the Express Lanes. Through traffic on the Express Lanes will be shifted to the left and through traffic from the Local Lanes will crossover into the Express Lanes. Four lanes will be maintained in each direction on the Express Lanes. Access will be maintained to all entrance and exit ramps at the I-271 and Wilson Mills Road interchange.
In order to maintain four lanes in each direction, lane widths will be reduced to 11’ and the speed limit will be reduced to 50 mph. Traffic will remain in this configuration through October 2017.
Beginning the week of April 17, crews will need to temporarily close Wilson Mills Road under I-271 during the overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to perform overhead bridge work. Motorists should be alert for message boards in the area indicating any upcoming overnight closures of Wilson Mills Road.
During the overnight Wilson Mills Road closures, motorists will be detoured via the following routes:
· Eastbound traffic will utilize I-271 south to Mayfield Road to I-271 northbound and exit at Wilson Mills Road.
· Westbound traffic will utilize I-271 north to I-90 east and exit at SR 91. Then enter I-90 west to I-271 south and exit at Wilson Mills Road.
Project: I-271 bridges over Wilson Mills Road
Contractor: JD Williamson Construction Company
Bid Amount: $8,046,431
Estimated Completion Date: October 2017
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
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.
For more information contact: ODOT at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.Public.Information@dot.ohio.gov