MEMORIAL DAY TRAFFIC UPDATE
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking extra steps to
make this weekends holiday travel as safe and efficient as possible.
This is the first major travel weekend of the summer and ODOT expects
to see increased traffic volumes over the weekend.
keep traffic moving through the states construction zones during peak
travel times, ODOT works to open additional lanes of traffic and
requires contractors to maintain at least two lanes of traffic in each
direction where possible on the interstates. But some closures are
unavoidable and motorists should always use caution when traveling
through construction zones, even when it appears there is no work
occurring. With construction season in full swing, many zones have
narrowed lanes, traffic shifts, unexpected conditions or could cause
Knowing where closures and construction zones are ahead of time can
reduce frustration and delays for travelers. Motorists can get
up-to-date construction, road condition and travel information at any
www.buckeyetraffic.org. Here are highlights of the major
projects that will impact the largest number of travelers this weekend
(a link to the complete statewide list of projects follows):
Interstate 90, Lake County (Northeast Ohio)
Widening and rehabilitation of I-90 between SR 306 and SR 615. Traffic
in both directions is shifted onto the westbound side of the roadway.
The ramp from SR 615 to I-90 eastbound is closed for the construction
season, as well as the rest area in the eastbound direction. While the
permanent work zone remains in place, crews will not be active between
Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 and there will be no additional
closures on these days.
Interstate 70/Interstate 75, Montgomery County
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. While the permanent
work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the
weekend and there will be no additional closures.
Interstate 275, Hamilton County (Southwest
Major reconstruction and widening of I-275 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. While
the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is
suspended over the weekend and there will be no additional closures.
ODOT is also reminding motorists to buckle up as
part of the national Click It or Ticket initiative. As part of the
campaign, law enforcement will be on the lookout for, and will ticket,
motorists who are not buckled up. ODOT is helping to target these
motorists by posting banners at rest areas across the state and
promoting Buckle Up messages on freeway message signs statewide. Coast
to Coast, day or night, the message is simple Click It or Ticket.
Click here for a full
list with complete descriptions of all of the currently active projects
on major routes across the state.