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The Ohio Department of Transportation

Internet News Release

April 6, 2007

HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC UPDATE

COLUMBUS On the heels of ODOTs annual Construction Season Kickoff and National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, motorists will see new road projects across the state as they travel this holiday weekend. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) strongly urges drivers to watch for construction delays and stopped traffic and to obey posted speed limits. ODOT works to open additional lanes of traffic or provide as many lanes as possible during peak hours and busy travel weekends like this one. Motorists can get up-to-date construction, road condition and travel information at any time at www.buckeyetraffic.org . Here are highlights of the major projects that will impact the largest number of travelers this weekend.

Interstate 71, Medina and Richland counties (Northeast Ohio)
Major reconstruction and widening of I-71. Two lanes of traffic are being maintained in each direction. Work is occurring in various locations along the corridor. Motorists should use caution and expect congestion, especially at the I-71/I-76 interchange. See full list for description project descriptions.

Interstate 77, Stark, Summit and Cuyahoga counties (Northeast Ohio)
Major reconstruction, widening, interchange modification, repair and resurfacing of I-77. At least one, and in most cases two, lanes of traffic are being maintained in each direction. Motorists should use caution and pay attention for traffic shifts throughout the corridor. See full list for description project descriptions.

Interstate 70/Interstate 75, Montgomery County (Western Ohio)
Reconstruction of the I-70/I-75 interchange just north of Dayton including various ramps and bridges. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction on I-70 and I-75. See full list for description project descriptions.

Interstate 275, Hamilton County (Southwest Ohio)
Major reconstruction and widening of I-275, including 28 bridge structures, from just east of Winton road to just east of U.S. 42. Three lanes of traffic are being maintained in each direction, but motorists should use extreme caution, expect traffic shifts and congestion in this work zone.See full list for description project descriptions.

Click here for a full list with complete descriptions of all of the currently active projects on major routes across the state.

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