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INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAFFIC UPDATE

COLUMBUS- (July 1, 2008) Despite the record high gas prices found at fuel pumps across the state, highway travel this extended 4th of July holiday weekend is expected to rise, according to traffic experts with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). With the higher traffic volumes also comes concerns about safety, especially in highway work zones.

A historical analysis of traffic volumes shows that when July 4th falls on a Friday, the biggest increase in traffic comes the day before. On Thursday, July 3, urban interstates could see a rise in traffic volumes of nearly 5 percent, while rural highways could see an increase of more than 22 percent.

Last year, there were 842 vehicle crashes resulting in 59 serious injuries and 10 fatalities from the evening of July 3rd through midnight, July 4th.

With additional traffic on the roads and construction season in full swing, travelers need to plan alternative routes or allow additional travel time to avoid congestion, delays or more serious highway incidents. Up-to-date traffic information can be found 24 hours a day at www.buckeyetraffic.org.

To aid motorists, ODOT is providing this comprehensive list of major state construction projects.

 

Select construction overview information by regions of Ohio:
|  Central | Eastern | NortheastNorthwest |
 | Southwest | Southern | Southeast | Western

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Northwest Ohio

U.S. Route 20, Sandusky County
The bridge on U.S. 20 at the CR 20 overpass is being replaced. Through September, the bridge on CR 20 (the ramp connecting westbound U.S. 20 and westbound State St. in Fremont) is closed for bridge replacement. Detour is posted. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: October 2009.

U.S. Route 20, Sandusky County
The bridge on U.S. 20 at SR 412 is being replaced. U.S. 20 is closed at SR 412. Detour is posted. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: October 2009.

U.S. Route 20, Wood and Sandusky counties
The project is to widen U.S. 20 from two lanes to five lanes from Pine St. in Woodville, to the interchange of U.S. 20/ SR 420. Lane widths in both directions are restricted to 11 feet throughout the construction zone. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. While permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: October 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 24, Defiance County
A pavement reconstruction project is under way on U.S. 24, from the SR 15/SR 18 intersection to just west of Carpenter Rd. The work includes lowering the pavement on the roadway running beneath the SR 66 interchange. Traffic is now traveling in the westbound lanes while the eastbound lanes are reconstructed, and will continue in this pattern until late summer. In addition, the exit ramp from eastbound U.S. 24 to SR 66, and the entrance ramp from SR 66 to U.S. 24 are closed. All detours are posted. Completion date: August 2008.

U.S. Route 24, Defiance and Henry counties
Widening and reconstruction of U.S. 24 between the cities of Napoleon and Defiance. Some lane restrictions will be required, but traffic on U.S. 24 is maintained at all times. Completion date: fall 2008.

U.S. Route 24, Henry County
Construction of a newly aligned four-lane divided highway on U.S. 24, including an interchange at SR 109 and overpass at CR 4A in Henry County. Construction vehicles will be entering and exiting on current U.S. 24, SR 109 and CR 4A. Until February 2009, CR 4A will be closed between CR T and CR S for construction of an overpass. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday. Completion date: November 2011.

U.S. Route 24/U.S. Route 6, Henry County
The U.S. 6/U.S.24 intersection is receiving a grade separation over existing four-lane highway. Glenwood Ave., between Devonshire Dr. and North Harmony Dr., is closed for the duration of the project. Detour is posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday. Completion date: September 2009.

State Route 51, Lucas County
SR 51 from Whiteford Rd. to Alexis Rd. is restricted to one lane in both directions for concrete repair. Driveway access and left turn lanes are maintained. Work is suspended, and all lanes will be open for the holiday weekend. Completion date: August 2008.

State Route 64, Wood County
SR 64 at King Rd., north of Haskins, is closed until the end of July due to culvert failure. Detour is posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday.

Interstate 75, Lucas County
The pavement on I-75, from I-280 to the Michigan state line, is being resurfaced. There are intermittent lane and ramp closures in both directions of I-75. Work will be suspended over the holiday and all existing lanes of traffic will be open. Completion date: August 2008.

Interstate 75, Lucas County
Bridge repairs on I-75 at the Lincoln Ave. Bridge. Motorists are encountering intermittent nighttime lane closures on I-75 at the Lincoln Ave. Bridge throughout the project. Lincoln Ave. at I-75 is closed until late September for bridge repair. Permanent work zone restrictions will remain in place over the holiday weekend, but work is suspended and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: September 2008.

Interstate 75, Wood County
Pavement repairs on I-75 from North Baltimore to SR 25 in Cygnet. There are intermittent nightly lane and ramp closures in both directions of I-75. Work will be suspended over the holiday, and all existing lanes of traffic will be open. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 163, Ottawa County
SR 163, just west of Oak Harbor High School in Ottawa County, is closed for a bridge replacement through August. Detour is posted. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday. Completion date: November 2008.

Interstate 280, Wood County
The northbound I-280 ramps at Woodville Rd. will be closed for reconstruction and paving. Detour is 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: October 2008.

Interstate 280, Wood County
Bridge repair work at the Pickle Rd. overpass on I-280. There will be intermittent lane restrictions on I-280 in both directions at Pickle Rd. nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Pickle Rd. at I-280 is closed until July. Detour is 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: October 2008.

 

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Northeast Ohio

State Route 3, Medina County
SR 3, between Kennard Rd. and Blake Rd in Guilford Township, is closed for a bridge deck overlay. Detour is posted. Completion date: July 25, 2008.

U.S. Route 6, Lorain County
The project is a bridge repair on U.S. 6 (Erie Ave.), just east of SR 57 in the city of Lorain. Work will be suspended beginning Tuesday, July 1 at 5:00 p.m., but will be reopened to traffic for the Independence holiday. The bridge will be reopened through Monday, July 7. Completion date: May 31, 2009.

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 8, Summit County
Re-decking of the SR 8 bridge over North St. and the Little Cuyahoga River in the city of Akron. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend and all lanes will be open on SR 8. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 8, Summit County
Reconstruction and widening of the SR 8 interchange at Steels Corners Rd. in the city of Stow. A minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction are maintained on SR 8 at all times. 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: September 2009.

State Route 11, Ashtabula County
Resurfacing of SR 11 in the city of Ashtabula, Plymouth and Ashtabula townships. A minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction is maintained on SR 11 at all times. Completion date: August 2008.

State Route 11, Ashtabula County
The bridge on SR 46 over SR 11 in Plymouth Township is being re-decked. A minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on SR 11. SR 46 is reduced to one lane with two- way traffic maintained by a traffic signal. Completion date: September 2008.

State Route 11, Mahoning County
Re-decking and painting of four bridges over SR 11 in the city of Canfield and in Beaver Township. SR 11 between Western Reserve Rd. and Mahoning Ave. has various lane restrictions in either/or both directions. Western Reserve Rd. and New Rd. over SR 11 are currently closed. Completion date: August 2009.

State Route 11, Trumbull County
Replacement of Niles Vienna Rd. Bridge over SR 11 in Vienna Township. A minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on SR 11 at all times. Niles Vienna Rd. over SR 11 is closed until late October. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 19, Crawford County
SR 19, one-half mile north of Albaugh Rd. in Lykens Township, is closed for an unanticipated embankment repair project. The project includes underground geotechnical work. Detour is posted. Due to the nature of the problem, a completion date cannot be given at this time. The closure will remain in place until the scope of this problem is completely understood and a solution is implemented.

State Route 19, Crawford County
SR19, between SR 100 and the Seneca County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon, Thursday, July 3 as part of a chip seal project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

U.S. Route 20, Huron County
U.S. 20, between Hartland Center Rd. and SR 60, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon, Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2008.

U.S. Route 20, Lake County
Widening and reconstruction on U.S. 20, from the Mentor corporation line to the Painesville corporation line. One lane of traffic in each direction is maintained on U.S. 20 at all times. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place over the holidays. Completion date: November 2008.

U.S. Route 20, Lorain County
U.S. 20, between SR 58 and the Huron County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2008.

State Route 21, Wayne County
Intersection improvement project on SR 21 at its intersection with Eastern Rd. SR 21 is restricted to one through lane of traffic in each direction, as well as a turn lane. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

U.S. Route 42, Ashland County
The U.S. 42 roadway will receive resurfacing work between TR 251 and Wiley Rd. in Wayne County. One lane of southbound traffic will be maintained at all times until noon on Thursday, July 3. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Sept. 15, 2008.

U.S. Route 62, Mahoning County
The project includes resurfacing the roadway and bridge replacement on U.S. 62 in Green Township. U.S. 62 is closed between Calla Rd. and SR 165. Detour is posted. Completion date: October 2008.

Interstate 71, Medina County
Major reconstruction and widening of I-71, from one-half mile north of Leroy Rd. 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 weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: July 2010.

Interstate 76, Medina County
Major reconstruction and modifications to the I-76 and I-71 interchange. One lane of traffic is being maintained in each direction until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: July 2010.

Interstate 77, Stark County
Widening and reconstruction on I-77 from W. Tuscarawas St. (SR 172) to 13th St. A minimum of two lanes of traffic are 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: August 2008.

Interstate 77, Cuyahoga County
The project is for a lane addition on I-77 between Oakes Rd. and Rockside Rd. The southbound ramp on I-77 to Wallings Rd. is restricted to one, narrow lane. In addition, the Rockside Rd. eastbound ramp to I-77 northbound and I-77 southbound ramp to Pleasant Valley are each restricted to one, narrow lane. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place over the holiday. Completion date: July 2011.

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. A minimum of two lanes of traffic are 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: October 2008.

Interstate 80, Mahoning County
Widening the roadway and construction of new twin bridges over the Meander Reservoir on I-80, between the Ohio Turnpike and the SR 11 interchange. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction. North Turner Rd. under I-80 is closed through mid-August. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday weekend and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: October 2009.

State Route 86, Lake County
SR 86 is closed between Big Creek and the city of Painesville water tower, and SR 84 eastbound is closed between Ravenna Rd. and SR 86 for the relocation of the roadway in Concord and Painesville townships. SR 86 local traffic is maintained from Big Creek to Helen Hazen Park from the south only. SR 84 westbound traffic is maintained. The intersection of Marshall Dr. and SR 84 has been closed permanently in order to construct a proposed cul-de-sac on Marshall Dr. Marshall Dr. is closed between Grenney and SR 84 as a waterline and new storm sewers are installed, followed by the new pavement configuration. Detours are posted. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place over the holiday. Completion date: fall 2009.

State Route 89, Ashland County
SR 89, between U.S. 42 and SR 58, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Sept. 30, 2008.

Interstate 90, Lake County
Twin bridge replacements on I-90 in Leroy, Perry and Madison townships. Eastbound traffic has been shifted on to the new westbound bridge, while westbound traffic will remain on the existing westbound structure. Crews are currently working on demolishing the old eastbound bridge. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place over the holiday. Completion date: May 2010.

Interstate 90, Ashtabula County
The bridge on Sexton Rd. over I-90 in Austinburg Township is being re-decked. A minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction is maintained on I-90 at all times. Sexton Rd. over I-90 is currently closed. Completion date: September 2008.

State Route 94, Wayne County
SR 94, between U.S. 30 and SR 241, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Aug. 15, 2008.

State Route 100, Crawford County
SR 100, between SR 19 and the Marion County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Aug. 31, 2008.

State Route 103, Crawford County
SR 103, between the Wyandot County line and the city of Willard in Huron County, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a chip seal project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

U.S. Route 224, Ashland County
U.S. 224, between SR 58 and SR 301 in Medina County, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Aug. 31, 2008.

U.S. Route 224, Mahoning County
The project is for the widening of the intersection of U.S. 224 and SR 625/Tippecanoe Rd. in Boardman Township. U.S. 224 just east of SR 625 is reduced to one lane westbound and two lanes eastbound for bridge reconstruction. Completion date: July 2009.

U.S. Route 250, Erie County
Bridge replacement and repair project on U.S. 250, at its overlap with SR 113. U.S. 250 is restricted to one lane of traffic 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: May 30, 2009.

U.S. Route 250, Huron County
U.S. 250, just south of Townline Rd. 187, has intermittent lane closures of short duration until noon Thursday, July 3 for a railroad grade separation project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Sept. 15, 2009.

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 weekend 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: October 2009.

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. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 302, Ashland County
SR 302, between SR 58 and the Wayne County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 as part of a resurfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Sept. 30, 2008.

State Route 303, Medina County
SR 303, between the Lorain County line and the Summit County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic until noon Thursday, July 3 for a micro surfacing project. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend, and there will be no additional lane closures until 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 7. Completion date: Aug. 15, 2008.

State Route 309, Richland County
SR 309 eastbound, at its bridge under Home Rd., is closed for a bridge repair project. Detour is posted for eastbound traffic. SR 309 westbound motorists will not be affected by this closure and will not follow the detour route. Completion date: July 28, 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 maintained throughout the project’s limits. Left turns are permitted only at signalized intersections. While permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday. Completion date: September 2009.

U.S. Route 422, Geauga County
Reconstruction of U.S. 422 to include four driving lanes and a center turn lane between the SR 88/SR 528 interchange and the Portage 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. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place over the holiday. Completion date: November 2008.

Interstate 480, Summit County
The roadway on I-480 is being resurfaced, from the Cuyahoga County line to just west of SR 82 in the cities of Twinsburg and Macedonia. Work is suspended over the holiday weekend and all lanes will be open on I-480. Completion date: September 2008.

Interstate 480, Cuyahoga County
I-480 is undergoing rehabilitation, from the Valley View Bridge to Tuxedo Ave. Major work and phased construction takes place on the eastbound lanes. Traffic is currently shifted toward the center median as work takes place on the south side of I-480. The Brookpark Rd. eastbound ramp to I-480 eastbound is closed as crews perform work in the area. Detours are posted. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place over the holiday. Completion date: November 2008.

State Route 545, Richland County
SR 545, just north of Charles Rd. in Weller Township, is closed for a bridge replacement project. Detour is posted. Completion date: July 7, 2008.

State Route 604, Wayne County
SR 604, between Camp Rd. and SR 301 in Congress Township, is closed for a bridge deck overlay and repair project. Detour is posted. Completion date: July 11, 2008.

Interstate 680, Mahoning County
Re-decking and painting of the Market St. (SR 7) bridge over I-680 in the city of Youngstown. There is a reduced height restriction of 14 feet on I-680 under the bridge on Market St. A minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction are maintained on I-680 at all times. Completion date: May 2009.

 

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Western Ohio

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: May 2011.

Interstate 70, Clark County
Work has begun on the reconstruction and widening of I-70, from U.S. 40 to SR 4. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction. Motorists should use caution and reduce their speed through this area. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, there will be no additional lane closures over the holiday weekend. Completion date: fall 2009.

Interstate 75, Montgomery County
Phase 1A of the modernization of I-75 through downtown Dayton. Work is being performed during daylight hours from Stanley Ave. south to Main St. The posted speed limit through the work zone is 45 mph, and there are lane restrictions throughout the project. There will be no additional lane closures in effect over the holiday weekend. Completion date: June 2011.


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Central Ohio

State Route 40, Licking County
Pavement rehabilitation of U.S. 40, with the addition of a center turn lane from Taylor Rd. to SR 310. One lane of traffic in both the east and west bound lanes will be maintained at all times. 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: September 2008.

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 mph. 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/State Route 161, Franklin County
Major reconstruction of the SR 161 interchanges at I-270 and Sunbury Rd. on the northeast side of Columbus. Traffic patterns, ramps and signals have changed significantly. 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: September 2008.

State Route 315, Franklin County
A project is under way to widen the ramp from I-270 eastbound to SR 315 southbound. SR 315 southbound is reduced to one lane between I-270 and SR 161, and the ramp from I-270 westbound to SR 315 southbound is reduced to one lane. Completion date: October 2008.

 

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Eastern Ohio

State Route 14, Columbiana County
SR 14 over Bull Run in the city of Columbiana is reduced to one lane for two-way traffic with temporary traffic signals for a bridge replacement project. Completion date: August 2008.

U.S. Route 36, Tuscarawas County
U.S. 36, from the Coshocton County line to the beginning of the two lane section near Newcomerstown, is being resurfaced. One lane of traffic is being maintained in each direction. Completion date: August 2008.

State Route 39, Tuscarawas County
A bridge replacement and widening work on SR 39, between Renner Rd. and the I-77 interchange at Dover. Project also includes intersection improvements at SR 516. There are various types of restrictions throughout this project, but traffic will always be maintained either on one lane of two-way traffic with flaggers, or on one lane in each direction. Congestion and delays are expected, and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Completion date: August 2009.

State Route 45, Columbiana County
SR 45 has been affected due to a landslide just west of Wellsville. One lane for two-way traffic with temporary traffic signals is being maintained. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 152, Jefferson County
A bridge repair on SR 152 over U.S. 22 at the Bloomingdale Exit. One lane for two-way traffic with temporary traffic signals is being maintained. Completion date: October 2008.

State Route 152, Jefferson County
Landslide repair on SR 152 just north of TR 247 and west of the villages of Empire and Stratton. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained with temporary traffic signals. Completion date: November 2008.

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: July 2008.

State Route 171, Carroll County
Roadway is closed for a culvert replacement just east of SR 43 in Washington Township. To minimize delays caused by this work, this road closure is limited to 21 consecutive days. Detour is posted. Completion date: July 2008.

 

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Southwest Ohio

U.S. Route 22, Warren County
The widening of U.S. 22, from Fields Ertel Rd. to the Foster Viaduct in Warren County. One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained. No work is scheduled over the Fourth of July weekend and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: spring 2009.

State Route 32, Clermont County.
Deck replacement of three structures on SR 32 in the village of Batavia, and in Union and Batavia townships over the east fork of the Little Miami River. Includes the addition of a right turn lane on eastbound SR 32 at Elick Lane. One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained. No work is scheduled over the Fourth of July weekend. Completion date: summer 2009.

Interstate 74, Hamilton County
The project is to make bridge repairs to the I-74 overpass at I-275. Eastbound traffic on I-74 has been restricted to one lane, which is being diverted by means of a median crossover onto one lane of westbound I-74. Southbound traffic on I-275 underneath the I-74 overpass is restricted to one lane of traffic. Completion date: Aug. 1, 2008.

Interstate 75, Butler and Warren counties
Major reconstruction of northbound and southbound I-75 from Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. in Butler County to SR 122 in Warren County. Work includes the rehabilitation and addition of a lane in each direction of I-75 through the project length and construction of a single point urban interchange at I-75/SR63. Three reduced-width lanes in each direction are being maintained with northbound traffic shifted to the shoulder, right and center lanes from Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. to SR 129; southbound traffic is shifted to the shoulder, right and center lanes from SR 63 to Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. Overhead bridge work has closed the Kyles Station Rd. and Bethany Rd. bridges over I-75 with local detours posted. Completion date: fall 2011.

Interstate 75, Butler County
Construction of a full, four-way, I-75/SR 129/Hamilton-Mason Rd interchange. The existing two-lane section of eastbound SR 129 from Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane. Completion date: June 2010.

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 and widening the eastbound and westbound on and off ramps to Mosteller Rd. 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 project’s second phase, this lane carries eastbound traffic from just east of the Winton Rd. interchange to just east of U.S. 42. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place and there will be no additional lane closures. Completion date: fall 2010.

 

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Southern Ohio

U.S. Route 23, Ross County
U.S. Route 23 is reduced to one lane in each direction at the Hopetown Rd. overpass, just south of the exit for SR 159 for a bridge deck replacement project. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2008.

State Route 32, Jackson County
The project is the resurfacing of the roadway between the Pike County line and CR 22 (Cove Rd.). Traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction. Completion date: Sept. 30, 2008.

U.S. Route 35, Jackson County
The project is the resurfacing of the highway from CR 71 (Lloyds Bridge Rd.) to SR 32. Traffic will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction. Completion date: Nov. 30, 2008.

U.S. Route 52, Lawrence County
A bridge repair and resurfacing project between SR 650 at Hanging Rock and the eastern corporation limit of Coal Grove. The route is reduced to one, 11.5-foot lane in both directions, and all traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction. Completion date: August 31, 2009.

U.S. Route 52, Brown County
An intersection improvement project is under way at U.S 52/Second St. in Ripley. Two-way U.S. 52 traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times, and two-way Second St. traffic in one lane with the aid of flaggers while crews are at work. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

State Route 104, Ross County
A two-lane resurfacing project is under way on SR 104. Crews are paving the route between SR 207, just north of Chillicothe, and the Pickaway County line. Throughout construction, two-way traffic will be maintained in one lane with the aid of flaggers while crews are at work. Completion date: October 31, 2008.

State Route 247, Adams County
A slide repair project is under way, just north of West Union and south of CR 10 (Unity Rd.) Traffic will be maintained in one lane by temporary traffic signals. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

State Route 522, Scioto County
A bridge replacement project is under way just north of U.S. 52 at Wheelersburg. The route is closed. Detour is posted. Completion date: August 31, 2008.

State Route 763, Brown County
SR 763 is reduced to one lane just north of the junction with SR 41, where the pavement and shoulder have been undermined from flooding. One lane of two-way traffic is being maintained by signing, and motorists who approach a closed section of the route must yield to oncoming traffic. Crews are working to restore the route to two lanes of traffic. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

 

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Southeastern Ohio

State Route 7, Washington County
SR 7, just south of TR 135, has been reduced to one lane to allow for slip repair. Traffic signals are in place to assist in maintaining traffic flow through the area. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

State Route 7/Township Road 541, Washington County
TR 541, at the intersection of SR 7 at Reno, is closed to allow for bridge and intersection work associated with the SR 7 widening project in the area. Detour is posted. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

U.S. Route 35, Gallia County
A resurfacing project is under way on U.S. 35, from the SR 160 overpass to the SR 7 junction. Traffic has been reduced to one lane each direction. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

U.S. Route 50, Washington County
U.S. 50, located just west of the junction of CR 26 (Federal Rd.), has been reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for the replacement of a bridge deck and approach slabs. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: Sept. 15, 2008.

State Route 60, Morgan County
SR 60, located just north of TR 942, has been reduced to one lane to allow for bridge replacement. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place for the remainder of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 31, 2008.

State Route 60, Morgan County
SR 60, located one-half-mile north of TR 1147, has been reduced to one lane to allow for slip repair. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

Interstate 77, Noble County
I-77, located between the junctions of SR 146 and CR 21, has been reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for bridge deck overlay work. A 13-foot, 6-inch width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: Oct. 31, 2008.

State Route 78, Athens County
SR 78, just west of TR 473, has been reduced to one lane to allow for bridge repair. Currently, a 10-foot width restriction is in place for this project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

State Route 93, Hocking County
SR 93, located between Vanatta Rd. and Coakley Rd. in the city of Logan, will be reduced to one lane to allow for bridge replacement and slip repair. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: Aug. 15, 2008.

State Route 124, Athens County
SR 124, just south of the Washington County line, is closed due to a significant slip. Detour is posted. This is a permanent closure.

State Route 146, Noble County
SR 146, along the SR 147 overlap just west of Shenandoah High School, has been reduced to one lane to allow for bridge replacement and intersection improvements. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the remainder of the project. Completion date: Oct. 15, 2008

State Route 180, Hocking County
SR 180, just east of TR 155, has been reduced to one lane to allow for bridge replacement. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: Aug. 15, 2008.

State Route 340, Noble County
SR 340, just west of TR 90, has been reduced to one lane to allow for slip repair. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the remainder of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: Aug. 18, 2008.

State Route 374, Hocking County
SR 374, one mile south of the junction of CR 11, has been reduced to one lane to allow for bridge repair. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

State Route 376, Morgan County
SR 376, between TR 737 and TR 333, will be closed beginning June 30, to allow for slip repair. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Detour is posted. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

State Route 574, Noble County
SR 574, just north of the junction of CR 65, is closed due to a slip in the vicinity. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Detour is posted. Completion date: Aug. 15, 2008.

State Route 664, Hocking County
SR 664, one mile north of TR 56, will be reduced to one lane to allow for culvert replacement. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: July 15, 2008.

State Route 681, Meigs County
SR 681, just west of CR 338, has been reduced to one lane to allow for bridge replacement. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: Oct. 15, 2008.

State Route 833, Meigs County
SR 833, on the West Virginia side of the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge, has a 10-foot width restriction in each direction as construction progresses on the bridge approach. While permanent work zone restrictions are in place, work will be suspended over the holiday weekend. Completion date: December 31, 2008.

 

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Other Projects

State Route 7, Jefferson County
SR 7 in the village of Stratton is under some restrictions while work is under way on an environmental control retrofit project at FirstEnergy’s W. H. Sammis Plant located adjacent to the highway. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the northbound lanes of SR 7. However, traffic will be stopped occasionally over the next year for work associated with this project, so motorists should expect periodic delays. Completion date: June 2009.

State Route 124 / State Route 160, Vinton County
portion of SR 124 and SR160 will be closed inside the village of Wilkesville on July 4 for their annual Fourth of July parade. Detours are posted. Completion date: July 4, 2008.

International Gateway/Stelzer Road, Franklin County
Interchange construction at the intersection of International Gateway and Stelzer Rd. at Port Columbus International Airport. Access to airport may be affected, as traffic has been shifted to temporary roads with two lanes in each direction maintained on International Gateway and one lane maintained in each direction on Stelzer Rd. Completion date: fall 2009.