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Two projects kick-off around Lake County
State Route 2 major rehabilitation & lane addition highlights Lake County construction

March 26, 2009, Garfield Heights, OHBeginning Monday, March 30, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin two public improvement projects in Lake County.  

State Route 2, Major Rehabilitation & Lane Addition

In conjunction with joint contractors Anthony Allega Cement Contractors Inc. and the Great Lakes Construction Company, ODOT will begin reconstruction of the second phase of the Lake 2 Corridor between State Route 91 and Newell Creek/State Route 306 in the cities of Eastlake, Willoughby and Mentor. 

Crews will begin the first stage of the project between Lost Nation Road and Newell Creek/SR 306.  Lane closures are expected during off-peak hours as crews work to build temporary pavement.  In late April crews will shift all traffic to the westbound half of the pavement utilizing temporary crossovers.  Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.  Ramp closures are expected as the project progresses, however closures will be limited to no more than 45 days each.  Ramp closures details will be forthcoming.

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 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.

State Route 2 Project Facts

Project:  The complete replacement of pavement, drainage, lighting, and traffic signals on SR 2 from SR 91 to Newell Creek/SR 306 in the cities of Eastlake, Willoughby and Mentor.  The completed pavement will consist of three lanes in both the east and west bound directions.   This pavement replacement and widening will require the rehabilitation and widening of various bridges.  Included in this work will be the installation of noise walls on portions of the north side of SR 2.

Contractor:   Anthony Allega Cement Contractors Inc. & Great Lakes Construction Company

Bid Amount:   $85,819,416.31

Completion Date:  October 2011 

U.S. 20, Resurfacing

On Monday, March 30 ODOT and contractor Burton Scot Contractors, LLC will also begin a project to resurface U.S. 20 between Lane Road and Center Road in Perry Township and State Route 528 and the Ashtabula County line in Madison Township. 

Work will begin between Lane and Center Roads.  One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times.  In late May crews will complete work between Lane and Center Roads and begin work between State Route 528 and the Ashtabula County line.  The entire project is expected to be complete in July 2009.

U.S. 20 Project Facts

Project: Grading, draining and paving U.S. 20 with asphalt concrete between Lane Road and Center Road in Perry Township and State Route 528 and the Ashtabula County line in Madison Township.

Contractor:   Burton Scot Contractors, LLC

Bid Amount:   $2,703,893.50

Completion Date:  July 2009

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