Each week through the end of construction season, we share the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. While the season is winding to a close, many projects are still underway.
This is the project report for work taking place during the week of October 13. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects.
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State Route 58: Railroad Repairs
SR 58, just north of Sullivan Twp. Rd. 212, will close Thursday, October 10 for railroad crossing repairs. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 58 to US 224, east on US 224 to SR 301, north on SR 301 to SR 162, west on SR 162 to SR 58, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on Saturday, October 19.
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 97
SR 97, between the Richland/Ashland County line and SR 3, is now open to traffic. Crews still need to complete miscellaneous work (intersections, striping, castings, RPMs, etc.). Traffic will be maintained by flaggers for the remaining work in this section of roadway. The entire project is expected to be complete in October.
State Route 179
SR 179 in Mohicanville, just south of Twp. Rd. 2252, will close Tuesday, October 1 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 179 to SR 95, southwest on SR 95 to SR 60, north on SR 60 to SR 179, and reverse for southbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on Monday, December 2.
US Route 250
US 250, from George Rd. to the Wayne County line, will be reduced to one lane of traffic for crack sealing. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The project is expected to be complete later this month.
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
US 30, between Lower Leesville Rd. and Old Lincoln Hwy., have the right lanes eastbound and westbound closed to traffic for a resurfacing project. Crews are paving SR 98 from the SR 98/US 30 interchange to Beechgrove Rd. Traffic on SR 98 will be maintained by flaggers. 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.
US Route 30: Resurfacing Project ***UPDATE***
US 30, from just west of the Lexington/Springmill interchange to the SR 309 interchange, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Crews are currently working on pavement repairs in the westbound outside lane from Lexington Springmill to 4th St. They will begin milling the westbound outside lane into next week and being paving. Daily/nightly lane closures will occur throughout the project limits. The contractor will maintain one 11’ lane of traffic in each direction at all times. The project is expected to be complete in August 2020.
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 later this month.