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ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of September 15

14 Sep , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we will be sharing the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of August 18. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects.

ASHLAND COUNTY

State Route 58
SR 58, from US 250 to the Lorain County line, will be reduced to one lane of traffic for a resurfacing and bridge repair project. Flaggers will be used, allowing one lane of traffic at a time through the work zone. The project is expected to be complete in September.

State Route 60
SR 60, between McKinley Blvd. and Lauretta Ave., will have intermittent single lane closures as needed to complete structure work. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in October.

State Route 95
SR 95, over the Black Fork Mohican River, will be reduced to one lane of traffic as crews complete bridge painting. Traffic will be maintained by a signalized lane closure. The project is expected to be complete in September.

State Route 97 ***UPDATE***
SR 97, between the Richland/Ashland County line and SR 3, is closed for a resurfacing project. Access will be maintained to the Mohican Memorial State Forest throughout the duration of the project. Traffic will be maintained from either the SR 3 side (east end) or from the Richland/Ashland County line side (west end), but not simultaneously. Message boards are located at both ends of the forest with the most up-to-the-minute closure information. Motorists will be detoured accordingly. The Project Engineer will work with those who need access and notify them which direction they will be allowed to enter the zone. The posted detour route for eastbound motorists is SR 97 to SR 95, northeast on SR 95 to SR 39, southeast on SR 39 to SR 3, southwest on SR 3 to SR 97, and reverse for westbound motorists. Local traffic will still have access onto SR 97. The entire project is expected to be complete in October.

State Route 302
SR 302, just northwest of Perry Twp. Rd. 63, is closed for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northwest motorists is SR 302 to SR 301, north on SR 301 to SR 604, west on SR 604 to US 42, south on US 42 to SR 302, and reverse for southeast motorists. The road is expected to reopen on Monday, September 23.

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY

State Route 4
SR 4 in the City of Bucyrus, from Perry St. to Quaker Rd., will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Side streets will have one lane closures as needed for intersection realignment and catch basin relocation. There is a “No Parking” restriction on SR 4 from Plymouth St. to Melcher Blvd. throughout the project. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times in the four-lane section from Perry St. to US 30. In the two-lane sections, traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in May 2020.

State Route 4
SR 4, from SR 19/100 intersection to the Crawford/Seneca County line, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction with periodic flagging operations as needed. The project is expected to be complete in October.

US Route 30 ***UPDATE***
US 30, between Lower Leesville Rd. and Old Lincoln Hwy., have the right lanes eastbound and westbound closed to traffic for a resurfacing project. Both the US 30 eastbound exit ramp to SR 98 and the SR 98 entrance ramp to US 30 eastbound are now open. They were both previously closed for repairs. Work zone speed limits are in effect. The speed limit when workers are present is 55 mph, and 65 mph when workers are not present. The entire project is expected to be complete in October.

State Route 61 ***NEW***

SR 61 within the Village of Crestline, between E. Arnold St. and Main St., will close Thursday, September 19 for the Village of Crestline Annual Festival. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 61 to E. Arnold St., east on E. Arnold St. to SR 181, north on SR 181 to E. Main St., west on E. Main St. to SR 61, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on Saturday, September 21.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY

State Route 13/97
SR 13/97, within the Village of Bellville, is closed due to the annual Bellville Street Fair. SR 13/97 will be closed between Durbin Ave. and Ogle St. The detour route for southbound motorists is west on Ogle St, south on Belle St., east on Durbin Ave., and back to SR 13/97.The detour route for northbound motorists is east on Durbin Ave., north on Huron St., and west on Ogle St., and back to SR 13/97. The road is expected to reopen on Saturday, September 15.

US Route 30: Resurfacing Project
US 30, from just west of the Lexington/Springmill interchange to the SR 309 interchange, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Daily/nightly lane closures will tentatively begin Monday, August 12 for pavement repairs. Lane widths will be reduced to 11’ in each direction during the duration of the project. The project is expected to be complete by August 2020.

US Route 30: Bridge Repairs ***UPDATE***
US 30, at the Reed Road overpass bridge, will single lane closures for a bridge repair project. Both the entrance ramp from Reed Rd. to US 30 westbound and the US 30 exit ramp to Reed Rd. will close Monday, September 16 for structure repairs to the Reed Rd. bridge over US 30.  Entrance Ramp Detour: The detour route for motorists traveling from Reed Rd. to US 30 will be to continue north on Reed Rd. to Crider Rd., west on Crider Rd. to Laver Rd., and south on Laver Rd. to US 30 westbound. Exit Ramp Detour: The detour route for motorists traveling from US 30 to Reed Rd. will be to continue westbound on US 30 to the Laver Rd. exit ramp, north on Laver Rd. to Crider Rd., and east on Crider Rd. to US 30.

The ramp is expected to reopen on Tuesday, October 15. The entire project is expected to be complete later that month.

US Route 42
US 42, from Grace St. in the City of Mansfield to Baney Rd. in the City of Ashland, will have intermittent lane closures for a resurfacing project. Crews will perform night work as needed from Crider Rd. to Stewart Rd. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in October.

Interstate 71
I-71, between CR 32 (Mock Rd.) to the Ashland County line, will have daily and nightly lane closures northbound and southbound for a resurfacing project. Crews will have nightly lane closures northbound and southbound for smoothness profiling and deck sealing. The project is expected to be complete in September.

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