By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT District 3

Weekly weekend reports from District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation are now shared on 1812Blockhouse. This year, we’re calling this feature the “Orange Cone Alert.”

Each week, we will bring you news of construction projects in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties, as well as updates on Interstate 71 projects in Morrow and Delaware Counties. All of the following work is weather dependent.

ASHLAND

U.S. Route 42 bridge repairs – U.S. 42 at the structure just south of Township Road 793 will have single lane closures for bridge repairs. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 89 culvert replacement – State Route 89, just north of County Road 1302, is closed for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists will be SR 89 to U.S. 250, west on U.S. 250 to U.S. 42, north on U.S. 42 to SR 89, and reverse for southbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, July 28, 2023


U.S. Route 250 bridge repairs – U.S. 250 at the structure just north of Township Road 1056 will have single lane closures for bridge repairs. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2023


CRAWFORD

State Route 39 resurfacing – State Route 39, from the village of Tiro in Crawford County to the village of Shelby in Richland County, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: August 2023


State Route 61 resurfacing – State Route 61, between SR 97 and the village of Crestline corporation limits, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 96 resurfacing – State Route 96, between SR 98 and SR 602, is closed for 120 days for a full depth reclamation pavement project. One-way traffic will be maintained for locals only. The detour route for westbound motorists will be SR 96 to SR 602, south on SR 602 to CR 330 (Lincoln Hwy), west on CR 330 to U.S. 30, west on U.S. 30 to SR 98, north on SR 98 to SR 96, and reverse for eastbound motorists. Estimated completion: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

RICHLAND

U.S. Route 30 major rehabilitation – U.S. 30 eastbound and westbound, from State Route 309 to just east of the 5th Avenue ramps, will have daily lane closures for a major rehabilitation project. Crews are completing final striping, rumble strips, and reflective pavement markings. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. Estimated completion of entire project: July 2023


U.S. Route 30 minor rehabilitation – U.S. 30, from the 5th Ave interchange ramps to just past the Ashland County Line, will have lane closures for pavement repairs. One lane of traffic with a minimum lane width of 12’ will be maintained in each direction at all times.

NEW IMPACTS

  • Both the eastbound and westbound rest areas, just east of Reed Road, will have daily intermittent closures to allow crews to mill and pave that area.
  • The U.S. 30 east exit to Koogle Road will close Thursday, July 20 for six days for resurfacing work. The detour is to take U.S. 30 east and transition to U.S. 30 west at the SR 603 RCUT and then use the Koogle Road exit. Estimated ramp reopening: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
  • The Koogle Road entrance ramp to U.S. 30 west will close Thursday, July 20 for six days for resurfacing work. The detour is to take the U.S. 30 east ramp from Koogle Road, and then use the SR 603 RCUT to enter U.S. 30 west. Estimated ramp reopening: Tuesday, July 25, 2023

COTINUING IMPACTS

  • The U.S. 30 west exit ramp to Reed Road is closed for six days resurfacing work. The detour is to continue on U.S. 30 west then transition to U.S. 30 east at the U.S. 42 interchange and then use the eastbound Reed Road exit. Estimated ramp reopening: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
  • The Reed Road entrance ramp to U.S. 30 east is closed for six days for resurfacing work. The detour is to use the entrance ramp from Reed Road to U.S. 30 west and then enter U.S. 30 east from the U.S. 42 interchange. Estimated ramp reopening: Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Estimated completion of entire project: October 2023


U.S. Route 30 environmental mitigation – U.S. 30 west, between I-71 and SR 603, will have single lane closures for an environmental mitigation project. Project work includes excavation and embankment within the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Traffic will be maintained by concrete barrier wall. Estimated completion: July 2023


U.S. Route 30 resurfacing – U.S. 30, from the Crawford County line to just west of Old Lincoln Way/W 4th Street, will have single lane closure for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained at all times using barrels. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 39 bridge replacement – State Route 39 in the city of Mansfield, between 6th Street and Surrey Road/Lafayette Ave, is closed for bridge demolition. The detour route for northbound motorists will be Diamond St/SR 13, SR 13 to U.S. 30 west, and take exit 129 for SR 39/Springmill St. The detour route for southbound motorists will be SR 39 south to U.S. 30 east, take exit 130 for Longview/SR 13/SR 545, turn right onto Longview Ave, and turn left on SR 13 which will lead drivers to SR 39. Estimated completion of bridge work: Friday, July 28, 2023 (Estimated completion of entire project: August 2023)


State Route 39 culvert replacement – State Route 39, between Township Road 1097 and Basore Road, is closed for a culvert replacement. The detour route for eastbound motorists will be SR 39 to SR 603, south on SR 603 to SR 95, east on SR 95 to SR 39, and reverse for westbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, July 21, 2023


State Route 39 resurfacing – State Route 39, from the village of Tiro in Crawford County to just east of Funk Road in Richland County, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: August 2023


U.S. Route 42 resurfacing – U.S. 42, between Holloway/Eckert Road and Fox Road, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 96 resurfacing – State Route 96, from Brannon Road to SR 39, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: August 2023


State Route 98 culvert replacement – NEW IMPACTS – State Route 98, between SR 598 and Baker Road, will close Tuesday, August 1 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists will be SR 98 to SR 598, north on SR 598 to SR 61, south on SR 61 to SR 98, and reverse for southbound motorists. Estimated completion: Thursday, August 31, 2023


State Route 545 bridge repairs – State Route 545 at the structure north of Franklin Church Road will have single lane closures for a bridge repair project. Traffic maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 603 bridge repairs – State Route 603 at the structure north of Harlan Road will have single lane closures for a bridge repair project. Traffic maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 603 culvert replacement – State Route 603, just south of SR 545, is closed for a culvert replacement. The detour route for southbound motorists will be SR 603 to SR 545, south on SR 545 to U.S. 30, east on U.S. 30 to U.S. 42, north on U.S. 42 to SR 603, and reverse for northbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, July 28, 2023

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