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The Ohio Department of Transportation

Internet Traffic Advisory

August 30, 2007

LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC UPDATE

COLUMBUS  With the coming of the Labor Day weekend, state highways can see an increase in traffic volumes. During the Friday and Saturday of the Labor Day holiday weekend last year, traffic increased by around 10 percent both days on the states rural highways. With additional traffic on the roads and construction season in full swing, travelers should plan alternative routes or allow additional travel time due to congestion and delays. Some road closures are unavoidable.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking extra steps to make travel this holiday weekend as safe and efficient as possible. To keep traffic moving through the states construction zones during peak travel times, ODOT works to open additional lanes of traffic. Contractors performing highway projects are required to maintain at least two lanes of traffic in each direction where possible on the interstates. Motorists should always use caution when traveling through construction zones, even when it appears there is no work occurring.

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 time at www.buckeyetraffic.org

Select construction overview information by regions of Ohio:
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Northwest Ohio

State Route 2 (Airport Highway), Lucas County
SR 2 is being widened between Reynolds and Byrne roads. One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2007.

State Route 19, Ottawa County
SR 19 is being resurfaced in the village of Oak Harbor, from just north of Portage River to just south of the CSX Railroad tracks. Finish work will continue under traffic between the Washington St. intersection and the north side of SR 163 (weather permitting). Work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2007.

U.S. Route 20, Sandusky and Wood counties
U.S. 20 is being widened from two lanes to five from Pine St. in Woodville to the U.S. 20/SR 420 interchange. Emch Rd. is closed at U.S. 20 in Sandusky County until Sept. 7 (weather permitting). Detour is posted. While the work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2009.

U.S. Route 24, Lucas County
Intersection widening on U.S. 24 in Waterville at the South St. and Farnsworth (SR 64) crossings. Minor delays are possible. While the work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date (weather permitting): mid-September 2007.

U.S. Route 24, Defiance and Henry counties
Widening and reconstruction of U.S. 24 between the city of Napoleon and the city of Defiance. Some lane restrictions will be required, but traffic on U.S. 24 is maintained at all times. Traffic has been switched into the new westbound lanes from just east of SR 66 to just east of Domersville Rd. The south approach of Carpenter Rd. at U.S. 24 is closed during this phase. Completion date: fall 2008.

U.S. Route 24, Defiance County
The reconstruction of the existing two lanes of U.S. 24 and the construction of two additional lanes to expand the route to a four-lane highway. The existing four-lane section from SR 15 to SR 66 is reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic is switched into the new westbound lanes between the U.S. 24 bypass and SR 424 to allow for construction of the new eastbound lanes. Completion date: November 2008.

U.S. Route 30, Wyandot County
The construction of a new, four-lane U.S. 30 between SR 235 and Upper Sandusky. The west end of the U.S. 30 bypass around Upper Sandusky, from Township Highway 49 to Lincoln Highway, is reduced to one lane in each direction. Completion date: December 2007.

Interstate 280, Lucas County
Construction of the Veterans Glass City Skyway Bridge over the Maumee River on I-280. The new bridge is open to two lanes of traffic in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place on the northbound and southbound inside lanes of the bridge, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: late September 2007.

 

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Northeast Ohio

State Route 2, Lake County
Rehabilitation of SR 2 between the Cuyahoga County line and SR 91. Additional work takes place off the roadway. Work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 8, Summit County
Reconstruction of SR 8 from south of Twinsburg Rd. to north of the I-271 interchange. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on SR 8 at all times. Twinsburg Rd. at SR 8 is closed, and will reopen as an underpass in late fall 2009. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Detours are posted. Completion date: summer 2010.

State Route 11, Mahoning County
SR 11 between U.S. 224 and I-680 is reduced to one lane in each direction for roadway construction. The work will also occur during the evening and overnight hours, and motorists should be cautious while traveling through the work zone at these times. Completion date: November 2007.

State Route 18, Medina County
SR 18, between Windfall Rd. and the Summit County line, is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction as part of a widening and reconstruction project. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: June 2008.

State Route 18, Medina County
SR 18, between Foote Rd. and Victor Rd., is restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction for a bridge replacement project. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Nov. 20, 2007.

U.S. Route 20, Lake County
Widening and reconstruction project on U.S. 20, from the Mentor corporation line to Fairgrounds Dr. One lane of traffic in each direction is maintained on U.S. 20 at all times. Crews are expected to work Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1 and Tuesday, Sept. 4. However, there will be no additional lane closures. Motorists should exercise caution while traveling during work hours. Completion date: summer 2008.

State Route 57, Lorain County
SR 57, between Vivian Dr. and Railroad St. in the village of Grafton, is closed for railroad crossing repairs. Detour is posted. Completion date: Sept. 7, 2007.

Interstate 71, Medina County
Major reconstruction and widening of I-71, from one-half mile north of Leroy Rd. (TR 57) to one mile north of the I-76 interchange. Two lanes of traffic are being maintained in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: summer 2010.

Interstate 71, Medina County
Major reconstruction and widening of I-71 from SR 18 to I-76. Two lanes of traffic are being maintained in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct. 24, 2007.

Interstate 76, Medina County
Major reconstruction and modifications to the I-76 and I-71 interchange. Two lanes of traffic are being maintained in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: summer 2010.

Interstate 77, Cuyahoga County
Replacement of the deck of the I-77 bridge over I-480. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2008.

Interstate 77/Shuffel Drive, Stark County
Shuffel Dr. over I-77 is closed for the construction of a new interchange with I-77 in Jackson Township. At least two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-77. Detours are posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct. 30, 2007.

Interstate 77, Stark County
Widening and reconstruction on I-77 from W. Tuscarawas St. (SR 172) to 13th St. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction on I-77. The following are restricted or closed:

  • The 4th St. bridge over I-77;

  • Both I-77 northbound entrance ramps from Tuscarawas St. will remain closed until November 2007;

  • 13th St. under I-77 has various lane restrictions in either or both directions until November 2007; and

  • Tuscarawas St., from I-77 to Schroyer Ave., is reduced to one lane in each direction until fall 2007.
    All detours are posted. Completion date: June 2008.

Interstate 77, Summit County
Widening and reconstruction on I-77 from Copley Rd. (SR 162) to Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in the cities of Akron and Fairlawn, and in Bath and Copley townships. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction on I-77.

  • Brunsdorph Rd. is closed through early September. The ramp from I-77 northbound to SR 21 southbound is closed until late September.

  • The ramp from I-77 northbound to SR 21 southbound is closed until late September.
    Detours are posted. Completion date: fall 2008.

Interstate 80, Mahoning County
Widening the roadway and construction of a new bridge over the Meander Reservoir on I-80, between SR 45 and the SR 11 interchange. The roadway is reduced to two lanes in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2009.

State Route 84, Lake County
SR 84, in Willoughby Hills and Wickliffe, is reduced to one lane in each direction for widening project. Detours are posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: summer 2008.

State Route 86, Lake County
SR 86 is closed completely between Kellogg Creek and the City of Painesville water tower in order to repair a fallen slope and begin relocation of SR 86. Detours are posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2009.

Interstate 90, Lake County
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. Crews are expected to do some minor work Friday, Aug. 31. However, there will be no additional lane closures. Drivers are advised to exercise caution while driving through the work zone. Completion date: June 2008.

State Route 95, Wayne County
Resurfacing on SR 95 between SR 3 and the Ashland County line. SR 95 is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic using flaggers until noon Friday, Aug. 31. Work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Completion date: Oct. 15, 2007.

State Route 97, Richland County
Resurfacing on SR 97 between the village of Butler and the Ashland/Richland county line. SR 97 is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic using flaggers until noon Friday, Aug. 31. Work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Completion date: May 31, 2008.

State Route 162, Lorain County
Resurfacing on SR 162 between the Huron County line and the Medina County line. SR 162 is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic using flaggers until noon Friday, Aug. 31. Work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Completion date: Sept. 30, 2007.

State Route 179, Ashland County
Resurfacing on SR 179 between the Holmes County line and SR 60. SR 179 is restricted to one-lane of two-way traffic using flaggers until noon Friday, Aug. 31. Work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Completion date: Aug. 15, 2008.

State Route 179, Ashland County
SR 179, just north of TR 405, is closed for a culvert replacement as part of a resurfacing project. Detour is posted. Completion date: Sept. 13, 2007.

U.S. Route 224, Medina County
The lanes of U.S. 224 eastbound are narrowed at its intersection with Lake Rd. (CR 19) as part of an intersection improvement project. Two lanes of eastbound traffic will be maintained at all times. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the weekend and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct.12, 2007.

Interstate 271, Summit County
I-271 over SR 8 is reduced to one through lane and one exit only lane in each direction as part of the SR 8/I-271 reconstruction project. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: summer 2010.

Interstate 271, Summit County
I-271 over the Cuyahoga River in Boston Township is reduced to one lane in each direction during off peak hours for major reconstruction. This work is part of a $33 million project for replacing the I-271 twin bridges over the Cuyahoga River and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Completion date: fall 2009.

Interstate 271, Summit County
Southbound I-271 in Boston Township and between Hines Hill and Boston Mills roads is reduced to one lane for emergency slide repairs until late October. Completion date: October 2007.

Interstate 271, Summit County
Southbound I-271 over I-77 and in the village of Richfield has various restrictions from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for construction as part of repair project for the I-271 bridge over I-77, and the I-271 ramp to I-77 north. Restrictions are in place until late October. The northbound I-271 ramp to I-77 north is reduced to one 11-foot lane during construction. Completion date: October 2007.

Interstate 277/ U.S. Route 224, Summit County
I-277 in the city of Akron has various daytime lane restrictions for bridge work. The South Main St. Bridge over I-277/U.S.224 is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge replacement. Completion date: October 2007.

State Route 283, Lake County
Reconstruction of SR 283 between SR 615 (Munson Rd.) and Washington Ave. One lane of northeast traffic is maintained. Detours are posted for traffic traveling in the southwest direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2008.

U.S. Route 322, Cuyahoga County
Widening and reconstruction of U.S. 322 (Mayfield Rd.) between Lander Rd. and the eastern Mayfield Heights corporation limit. Traffic is shifted into one lane in each direction on U.S. 322 between I-271 and Lander Rd., and between Wal-Mart Dr. and the eastern Mayfield Heights corporation limit. Left turns are permitted only at signalized intersections. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2009.

U.S. Route 422, Geauga County
Reconstruction of U.S. 422, including four driving lanes and a center turn lane between SR 88 and the Geauga County line in Parkman and Nelson townships. Eastbound traffic is maintained. Westbound traffic will be detoured for the duration of the project. Detours are posted. Crews are expected to work Friday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 4. However, there will be no additional lane closures. Motorists should exercise caution while driving through work zones. Completion date: fall 2008.

Interstate 480, Cuyahoga County
Resurfacing of I-480, between W. 130th St. and the Rocky River Bridge. One lane of the ramp from I-71 southbound to I-480 westbound is closed until Sept. 9, 2007. One lane is maintained for access. The I-480 westbound exit ramp at W. 150th and I-480 westbound exit and entrance ramps to Grayton Rd. remain under construction with narrowed traffic lanes. Detours are posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: May 2008.

Interstate 480, Cuyahoga County
Rehabilitation of I-480 from Tuxedo Ave. to the Valley View Bridge. The ramp from I-77 south to I-480 west is closed for the construction season. The ramp from I-77 north to I-480 west is reduced to one lane. Traffic on the westbound roadway is maintained in reduced width lanes. Eastbound traffic is not currently affected. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2008.

State Route 611, Lorain County
SR 611, between E. 21st St. and Colorado Ave. in the city of Lorain, is restricted to one lane in each direction for a bridge repair project. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Sept. 23, 2007.

 

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Western Ohio

U.S. Route 35, Montgomery County
Major repair and replacement of roadway and bridges, from I-75 to just east of the current Steve Whalen Blvd. exit. Two lanes of traffic are open in each direction. Traffic is shifted on U.S. 35. There are 10-foot, 6-inch lane width restrictions in place. The following ramps are closed within the work zone:

  •  Jefferson St. to eastbound U.S. 35;

  •  U.S. 35 eastbound to Perry St.;

  •  U.S. 35 eastbound to Jefferson St.; and

  •  Steve Whalen Blvd. to U.S. 35 eastbound.

Motorists should expect congestion and delays. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Detours are posted. Completion date: spring 2008.

Interstate 70/Huber Heights, Montgomery County
Work continues on I-70 from the I-70/I-75 interchange to east of the Clark County line for the reconstruction and widening of I-70. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction. Motorists should use caution and reduce their speed through this area. Expect congestion and possible delays. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, there will be no additional lane closures over the holiday weekend. Completion date: summer 2008.

Interstate 70/Interstate 75, Montgomery County
Reconstruction continues at the I-70/I-75 interchange just north of Dayton. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction on I-70 through the interchange. I-75 is reduced to two lanes in each direction between U.S. 40 and just south of I-70. Motorists should use caution and reduce their speed through this area. Expect congestion and possible delays. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, there will be no additional lane closures over the holiday weekend. Completion date: summer 2009.

 

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Central Ohio

U.S. Route 23, Franklin County
Rehabilitation of two bridges on U.S. 23 southbound (Third St.), including abutment replacement, deck overlay, approach repair, and painting. U.S. 23 will be closed between the entrance ramp to I-670 eastbound and the exit ramp from I-670 westbound to U.S. 23. Two lanes of one-way traffic will be maintained over Nationwide Blvd. for traffic exiting from I-670 westbound. All lanes will remain open on Goodale St. and Nationwide Blvd. during peak hours. Detours are posted. Completion date: November 2007.

Interstate 70, Clark and Madison counties
Widening and reconstruction of I-70 from U.S. 42 in Madison County to SR 54 in Clark County. I-70 westbound is completed and three lanes are open; I-70 eastbound is reduced to two lanes. The speed limit in the westbound lanes is 65 mph; in the eastbound lanes, the speed limit is reduced to 55 mph. There will be no additional lane closures over the holiday. Completion date: October 2007.

State Route 161, Licking County
A major expansion project on SR 161, including several road alignment changes, from east of New Albany to Newark. Traffic will be maintained on one lane of two-way traffic with temporary traffic signals and flaggers. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour. Traffic will be slowed during the holiday weekend due to the construction and to several county and township roads closed along the route. Completion date: October 2009.

Interstate 270, Franklin County
Major reconstruction of the I-71 and I-270 interchange on the north side of Columbus. All lanes are open. The width of the ramp from I-270 westbound to I-71 northbound is restricted to 13 feet. The speed limit on I-71 northbound is reduced to 55 mph. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: November 2007.

Interstate 270, Franklin County
Bridge deck overlay and full-depth pavement repairs on six structures on the east outerbelt between U.S. 40 and Big Walnut Creek. The ramp from I-70 westbound to I-270 southbound is closed. Detour is posted. The project affects only southbound bridges; at least one lane of southbound traffic will be maintained using collector-distributor lanes. Completion date: Sept. 15, 2007.

Interstate 270, Franklin County
Project to retrofit concrete barrier, joints, catch basins and approach slabs on I-270 at Morse Rd. One northbound I-270 collector-distributor lane to Easton Way will be maintained; two southbound I-270 collector-distributor lanes to Easton Way will be maintained. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct. 15, 2007.

Interstate 270/State Route 161, Franklin County
Major reconstruction of the SR 161 interchanges at I-270 and Sunbury Rd. on the northeast side of Columbus. SR 161 is reduced to two lanes in each direction between Little Turtle Way and SR 3, except for a short distance on the I-270 overpass, where only one lane is maintained in the eastbound direction. I-270 traffic is maintained with a minimum of three lanes in each direction between SR 3 and Easton Way. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-270 and 45 mph on SR 161. Motorists should expect delays and use caution in this area, as well as pay close attention to work zone signs. Traffic patterns, ramps and signals have changed recently. The ramp from SR 161 eastbound to I-270 northbound is closed through the summer of 2007. Detour is posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended for the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: December 2007.

 

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Eastern Ohio

State Route 7, Jefferson County
Resurfacing almost five miles of SR 7, from the Belmont County line to just north of TR 155. One lane of traffic is being maintained in each direction. Completion date: October 2007.

U.S. Route 22, Jefferson County
Resurfacing from one-half mile east of SR 43 at Wintersville to SR 7 at Steubenville. Both the east and westbound passing lanes will be closed, and the travel lanes are restricted to 11 feet. No work will occur during the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2007.

U.S. Route 22, Harrison County
Resurfacing from just west of CR 29 (Industrial Park Rd.) to just east of Moore Rd. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. No work will occur over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: late September 2007.

State Route 45, Columbiana County
Landslide repair on SR 45, less than a mile from SR 7, just outside of Wellsville. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals. Completion date: October 2007.

U.S. Route 62, Holmes County
Bridge replacement over Killbuck Creek, just west of SR 60. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals. Completion date: October 2007.

Interstate 70, Belmont County
Resurfacing from one mile east of SR 800 to just west of TR 260. No daytime lane closures will occur; work is only permitted weekdays between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. No work is permitted from 6 a.m. on Fridays until 7 p.m. on Sundays. During work hours, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. No work will occur during the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2007.

Interstate 70, Belmont County
Resurfacing and rehabilitation work from CR 56 to about one mile east of SR 9. No daytime lane closures will occur; work is only permitted between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. During work hours, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Some congestion and delays are possible. No work will occur during the holiday, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: late September 2007.

Interstate 77, Tuscarawas County
Resurfacing from Strasburg to the Stark County line. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction during daytime hours only. No work will occur over the holiday. Completion date: late September 2007.

State Route 170, Columbiana County
Reconstruction and widening from just west of CR 447 to just south of CR 430 in Calcutta. To minimize traffic delays caused by this work and inconvenience to motorists, construction on SR 170 is only taking place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Traffic is being maintained in both directions on the route, however, motorists are advised to use an alternate route and asked to exercise caution through this area. Completion date: June 2008.

U.S. Route 250, Harrison County
Bridge deck replacement just south of Cadiz. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals. Completion date: November 2007.

U.S. Route 250, Harrison County
Landslide repair just south of Cadiz. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained with temporary traffic signals. Completion date: mid-September 2007.

County Road 366, Guernsey County
Bridge rehabilitation on CR 366 (Read Rd.) just north of U.S. 22 over I-77. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-77. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: mid-September 2007.

 

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Southwest Ohio

U.S. Route 22 and State Route 3, Hamilton and Warren counties
Widening of Montgomery Rd. (U.S. 22 and SR 3) from Cornell Rd. to Appleseed Rd. in Hamilton County to increase capacity and improve safety. One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained. Work is expected to take place over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Completion date: fall 2008.

U.S. Route 50, Hamilton County
Widening of U.S. 50, from Illinois Ave. to Mt. Echo Rd., to two lanes in each direction. Left turn lanes are being added at the major intersections. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: late September 2007.

U.S. Route 50, Hamilton County
Widening of U.S. 50 from just east of the Mariemont east corporation line to just east of Newton Rd. The work includes widening the existing pavement for a center turn lane, and lengthening the right turn lane approaching Newton Rd. One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: May. 31, 2008.

State Route 63, Warren County
Full pavement replacement and widening to increase capacity of SR 63, from east of the I-75 interchange to Union Rd. One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained. While work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct. 15, 2007.

State Route 133, Clermont County
SR 133, between Boot Jack Corner Rd. and Todds Run Foster Rd. in Williamsburg Township, is closed for realignment work at the intersection of Twin Bridges Rd. Detour is posted. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2007.

Interstate 275, Hamilton County
The Winton Rd. overpass at I-275 is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for bridge maintenance work. Work on the west side of the bridge will take place over the Labor Day weekend. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the east side of the Winton Rd. One lane of traffic is being maintained in each direction on I-275 at all times. From 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. weekdays and 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. weekends, one lane of I-275 in each direction may be closed at Winton Rd. From 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. weekends, two lanes of I-275 in each direction may be closed. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2007.

Interstate 275, Hamilton County
Rehabilitation of the roadway, pavement and 28 bridge structures on I-275 from just east of Winton Rd. to just east of U.S. 42. Work includes adding a fourth lane in both directions, widening the eastbound and westbound on and off ramps to Mosteller Rd., and replacing the bridge decks on the Chesterdale and U.S. 42 overpasses. One lane of two-way traffic is maintained by a temporary traffic signal over the Chesterdale Road overpass. On the U.S. 42 bridge overpass, traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction. During peak travel hours, three lanes of traffic on I-275 maintained in each direction. To maintain these three lanes, ODOT is shifting one lane of eastbound traffic onto the westbound side of I-275 to create an express lane through the work zone. Tractor trailers are prohibited in this lane, and there are no exits until the lane joins with mainline I-275. During the projects first phase, this lane carries eastbound traffic from just east of the SR 747 interchange to just east of U.S. 42. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the weekend and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2010.

 

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Southern Ohio

U.S. Route 35, Jackson County
U.S. 35 is reduced to one lane in each direction for a resurfacing project from just west of TR 216 (Springer Rd.) to just east of CR 71 (Lloyds Bridge Rd.). While the permanent work zone restrictions will remain in place, work is suspended for Monday, Sept. 3, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2007.

U.S. Route 35, Ross County
U.S. 35 is reduced to one 10-foot lane in each direction for a resurfacing project from just west of the SR 104/High St. exit to the U.S. 23 interchange. A 50-mph speed limit is in effect. Motorists should watch for delays, especially between the High St. and Bridge St. exits. While the permanent work zone restrictions will remain in place, work is suspended for Monday, Sept. 3, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2007.

U.S. Route 52, Lawrence County
Lane restrictions are in effect on U.S. 52 at the Ashland, Kentucky twin bridges near Coal Grove in conjunction with a bridge painting project by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The 12th St. bridge to Ashland is closed, and two-way traffic is being diverted from U.S. 52 to the 13th St. bridge. Motorists may encounter delays. Completion date: Nov. 1, 2007.

U.S. Route 52, Brown County
U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 12-foot lane for slip repair one mile east of TR 232 (Logan Gap), between Ripley and Aberdeen. Traffic in both directions is being maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. Completion date: Oct. 15, 2007.

State Route 159 (Bridge Street), Ross County
SR 159 (Bridge St.) in Chillicothe is reduced to one, 11-foot lane in each direction between Riverside Dr. and Second St. for a minor widening project. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended Monday, Sept. 3, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion: Sept. 30, 2007.

State Route 551, Pike County
SR 551 is closed at the Pee Pee Creek Bridge in the Lake White Region, just south of SR 220, due to damage incurred by flooding. The bridge is closed until further notice, and motorists are being detoured via SR 552.

 

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Southeastern Ohio

State Route 7, Monroe County
SR 7, located five miles north of New Matamoras, is reduced to one lane to allow for a box culvert replacement. Two-way traffic is maintained on a single lane using temporary signals. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. Completion date: October 2007.

State Route 32, Vinton County
SR 32, located one-and-one-half miles west of the Meigs County line, has been reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for bridge resurfacing. Completion date: mid-September 2007.

U.S Route 33, Athens County
U.S. 33, at the interchange with SR 550, is reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for extensive pavement repair. The entrance ramp from SR 550 to U.S. 33 eastbound is closed. Completion date: mid-September 2007.

U.S. Route 33, Meigs County
U.S. 33, located between SR 7 and TR 27 (Long Hollow), has been reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for bridge repair. A 12-foot width restriction is in place for each open lane. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2007.

U.S Route 35, Gallia County
U.S. 35, located between CR 39 (Harrisburg) and CR 3 (Bulaville), is undergoing a four-lane resurfacing operation that has resulted in a one-lane restriction in each direction. A 12-foot width restriction is in place for the open lanes. Completion date: October 2007.

State Route 124, Athens County
SR 124, just south of the Washington County line, is closed due to a significant slip. This is a permanent closure. SR 144 may be used as a detour until such time that a new state route is established.

State Route 124, Meigs County
SR 124, located just south of the Athens County line, is closed for extensive slip repair. Two-way traffic will function on one lane using a temporary signal. A 12-foot width restriction is in place. Detour is posted. Completion date: August 2007.

State Route 141, Gallia County
SR 141, located between TR 542 (Richards) and CR 42 (Gage), has been reduced to one lane to allow for a bridge deck replacement. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained using temporary signals. There is a 12-foot width restriction in place for the open lane. Completion date: October 2007.

State Route 141, Gallia County
SR 141, located south of Cadmus, just over four miles north of the Lawrence County line, has been closed due to a failed culvert on site. Detour is posted. Completion date: mid-September 2007.

State Route 327, Hocking County
SR 327, located between the junctions of TR 202 (Tar Hollow Rd.) and TR 177 (Lively Rd.), is restricted to one lane to allow for bridge replacements. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained by the use of temporary traffic signals. A 10-foot width restriction is in place for the duration of the project. Completion date: October 2007.

 

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