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. Estimated completion: September 2023


State Route 89 culvert replacement – State Route 89, between Township Road 1500 and Township Road 1600, will close Monday, June 5 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists will be SR 89 to U.S. 30, west on U.S. 30 to SR 60, north on SR 60 to U.S. 42, north on U.S. 42 to U.S. 250, east on U.S. 250 to SR 89, and reverse for southbound motorists. Estimated completion: Monday, July 3, 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. Estimated completion: September 2023


CRAWFORD

State Route 96 resurfacing – State Route 96, between SR 98 and SR 602, will close Monday, June 19 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


State Route 98 culvert replacement – State Route 98, between Monnett Chapel Road and Caldwell Road, will close Monday, June 5 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for northbound motorists will be SR 98 to SR 294, west on SR 294 to SR 4, north on SR 4 to SR 98, and reverse for southbound traffic. Estimated completion: Friday, June 16, 2023


State Route 598 minor widening – State Route 598 in the city of Galion, from Carter Drive to Brandt Road, will have lane closures for a widening project. Crews will have temporary shoulder and lane closures for grading, seeding, and mulching work. Lane closures for resurfacing will being in mid-May. Estimated completion: June 2023


RICHLAND

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

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • Nightly ramp closures will take place from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for paving from 5th Avenue to Trimble Road.
  • Crews will also be completing finalization work on side roads. Traffic will be maintained.
  • Mainline paving on U.S. 30 eastbound and westbound continues utilizing daily lane closures.

Estimated completion of entire project: June 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

  • The U.S. 30 west exit ramp to U.S. 42 north/Ashland will close Monday, June 5 for six days for pavement repairs. The detour is to continue on U.S. 30 west and transition to U.S. 30 east at the 5th Avenue interchange, and then exit at the U.S. 30 east exit ramp to U.S. 42 north. Estimated ramp reopening: Sunday, June 11, 2023
  • The U.S. 30 west exit ramp to U.S. 42 south/Mansfield will close Monday, June 5th for six days for pavement repairs. The detour is to continue on U.S. 30 west and transition to U.S. 30 east at the 5th Avenue interchange, and then exit at the U.S. 30 east exit ramp to U.S. 42 south. Estimated completion: Sunday, June 11, 2023

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • The U.S. 30 east exit ramp to Koogle Road is closed for five days for pavement repairs. The detour route for the exit ramp will be to stay on U.S. 30 east and use the SR 603 RCUT to transition back to U.S. 30 west exit ramp to Koogle Road. Estimated ramp reopening: Sunday, June 4, 2023.
  • The Koogle Road entrance ramp to U.S. 30 east is closed for five days for pavement repairs. The detour route for the entrance ramp will be to use the Koogle Road entrance ramp to U.S. 30 west, continue to the Reed Road interchange, and transition back to U.S. 30 east. Estimated ramp reopening: Sunday, June 4, 2023

Estimated completion: October 2023


U.S. Route 30 environmental mitigation – U.S. 30, between I-71 and SR 603, will have single lane closures when necessary for an environmental mitigation project. Project work includes excavation and embankment within the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. The eastbound driving lane will be closed at Trout Drive using concrete barrier for earth work. 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 60 days 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, June 16, 2023 (Estimated completion of entire project: August 2023)


U.S. Route 42 culvert replacement – NEW IMPACTS – U.S. 42, just south of Fleming Falls Road, will have intermittent single lane closures as needed for a culvert repair project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers or portable traffic signals. The majority of the work will be performed off of the roadway and will not impact traffic. Estimated completion: October 2023


State Route 98 culvert replacement – State Route 98, between Opdyke Road and Henry Road, is closed 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: Friday, June 9, 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. 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. Estimated completion: September 2023

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