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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning July 18

16 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Transportation

ODOT District 3 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 18.

ASHLAND COUNTY

U.S. Route 30 resurfacing – U.S. 30, from SR 603 to SR 511, will have lane closures in each direction for a resurfacing project. Estimated completion: August 2021

U.S. 30 Reduced Conflict U-Turn – U.S. 30, between Township Road 405 and County Road 175, will have single lane closures for intersection improvements. Construction work will improve the intersection of U.S. 30 and SR 89 by installing a reduced conflict U-turn (RCUT).

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • The intersection of SR 89 and U.S. 30 is closed. The intersection will be permanently closed to through traffic. Once completed, motorists will have to utilize the RCUT traffic configuration to access SR 89 north or south from U.S. 30.
  • Crews will also be completing pavement markings, signage, and highway lighting.
  • A minimum of one 12-foot lane in each direction will be maintained.

Estimated completion: October 2021

State Route 302 bridge replacement – State Route 302 over Orange Creek, just east of Township Road 851, is closed for a bridge replacement project. The detour route for westbound motorists will be SR 302 to SR 58, south on SR 58 to SR 511, north on SR 511 to SR 302, and reverse for eastbound motorists. Estimated completion: August 2021

State Route 302 culvert replacement – NEW IMPACTS – State Route 302, between County Road 175 and Township Road 63, will close Monday, July 19 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for eastbound motorists will be SR 302 to U.S. 42, north on U.S. 42 to SR 604, east on SR 604 to SR 539, south on SR 539 to SR 302, and reverse for westbound motorists. Estimated completion: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY

There are currently no active construction projects or road closures impacting traffic.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY

State Route 13 culvert replacement – NEW IMPACTS – State Route 13, just south of Baseline Road, will close Monday, July 26 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists is SR 13 to SR 603, northwest on SR 603 to SR 61, north on SR 61 to U.S. 224, east on U.S. 224 to SR 13, and reverse for southbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, July 30, 2021

U.S. Route 30 major rehabilitation – U.S. 30, from State Route 309 to just east of the 5th Avenue ramps, will have single lane closures for a major rehabilitation project. Traffic will always be maintained.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • U.S. 30 eastbound – One lane of eastbound traffic will be maintained from just west of SR 309 to SR 13, and two lanes of traffic eastbound from SR 13 to just east of 5th Avenue.
  • U.S. 30 westbound – One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained from just east of 5th Avenue to SR 13, and two lanes of traffic westbound from SR 13 to just west of Trimble Road.
  • U.S. 30 westbound access to exits at 5th Avenue, SR 13, Trimble Road, and SR 309 are currently being maintained. Access from U.S. 30 westbound to SR 545 and SR 39 will not be permitted (ramps closed).
  • Construction of the U.S. 30 westbound lanes and reconstruction of the ramps is tentatively scheduled to be complete September 2021.
    • Closure of the U.S. 30 westbound exit and entrance ramps to SR 545.
    • Closure of the U.S. 30 westbound exit and entrance ramps to SR 39. The detour route will be U.S. 30 westbound to the Trimble Road exit, south on Trimble Road to U.S. 30 eastbound, and U.S. 30 eastbound to the SR 39 exit.
    • Closure of the 5th Avenue entrance ramp to U.S. 30 westbound. The detour route will be 5th Avenue to U.S. 30 eastbound, east on U.S. 30 to the Reed Road exit, and north on Reed Road to U.S. 30 westbound.
  • Lane widths will be 11’ throughout the length of the project.
  • All eastbound exits will be maintained throughout the season, except for the SR 545 exit which has been permanently removed per project plans.
  • Eastbound and westbound traffic will be separated by portable concrete barrier throughout the length of the project.

Estimated completion of entire project: May 2023

U.S. Route 30 bridge repair – U.S. 30 westbound, under Reed Road, will have the driving lane closed for a bridge repair project. Crews will be repairing the structure on Reed Road over U.S. 30.  Estimated completion: July 2021

U.S. Route 30 interchange improvements – U.S. 30 eastbound, at the entrance ramp to I-71 northbound, will have single lane closures for interchange improvements. Crews will be constructing a full-length eastbound deceleration lane at the entrance ramp.

NEW IMPACTS

  • The U.S. 30 eastbound to I-71 northbound entrance ramp will close Monday, July 19 for construction of the deceleration lane extension from U.S. 30 eastbound to I-71 northbound. The detour route from U.S. 30 eastbound to I-71 northbound will be to continue on U.S. 30 to the Koogle Road ramp to I-71 northbound. Estimated reopening of entrance ramp: September 2021
  • The I-71 northbound exit ramp to U.S. 30 westbound will close Monday, July 19 for construction of the deceleration lane extension on U.S. 30 eastbound. The detour route for motorists coming off of I-71 northbound to U.S. 30 westbound will exit off of I-71 and continue onto U.S. 30 eastbound to the Koogle Road exit and re-enter on the U.S. 30 westbound. Estimated reopening of exit ramp: September 2021

Estimated completion: September 2021

U.S. Route 42 resurfacing – U.S. 42, from Park Avenue East to Indiana Avenue, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Crews will be performing catch basin reconstruction work along various locations within the project limits. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2021

State Route 61 resurfacing – State Route 61, from just south of London West Road to SR 98, will have single lane closures for a smooth-seal resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: July 2021

State Route 61 culvert replacement – State Route 61, between Brannon Road and Settlement East Road, will close Monday, July 19 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for southbound motorists will be SR 61 to SR 314, south on SR 314 to W. Fourth Street, west on W. Fourth Street to U.S. 30, west on U.S. 30 to SR 61, and reverse for northbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, July 23, 2021

State Route 96 resurfacing – State Route 96, from just west of Technology Parkway to the SR 13/SR 96 junction, will have single lane closures for a smooth-seal resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: July 2021

State Route 309 resurfacing – State Route 309, from just north of SR 430 to N. Home Road, will have lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained in 11’ lanes. Estimated completion: October 2021

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