By 1812Blockhouse; ODOT District 3

1812Blockhouse provides regular weekend reports on road project work being conducted under the auspices of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

Such work is, of course, weather dependent. This past week, ODOT District 3 shared announcements of current and upcoming work in the three county area.

U.S. Route 42 bridge replacement

U.S. 42, between SR 89 and Township Road 553, will have single lane closures beginning Monday, July 8 for a bridge replacement. Traffic will be maintained at all times using temporary traffic signals. Lane widths will be reduced to 10’ through the work zone. Estimated completion of entire project: October 2024


U.S. Route 42 & State Route 302 intersection improvement

The U.S. 42 and SR 302 intersection will be converted from the current two-way stop-controlled intersection into a single lane roundabout.

CONTINUING IMPACTS: Current Phase 1 Construction

  • SR 302 eastbound, from U.S. 42 to Township Rd 251/1080 intersection, remains closed for construction on the new roundabout. The intersection at U.S. 42 and SR 302 remains open, so motorists are able to travel along U.S. 42 during this phase of construction.
  • Access along SR 302 will be maintained for residents only. All residents and emergency personnel will need to enter the zone from SR 302 westbound.
  • Phase 1 work will approximately last from April 2024 till August 2024.
  • The detour route for all other motorists will be SR 302 west to SR 301 north to U.S. 224 west to SR 58 south to SR 302, and reverse.

Estimated completion of entire project: October 2024


Interstate 71 bridge repairs

I-71 at various locations between U.S. 30 and SR 301, will have single lane closures in both directions for bridge repairs. Traffic will be maintained at all times.

Estimated completion: September 2024


State Route 89 & State Route 302 intersection improvement

The SR 89 and SR 302 intersection will be converted from the current two-way stop-controlled intersection into a single lane roundabout.

CONTINUING IMPACTS: Current Phase 2 Construction

  • The SR 89 and SR 302 intersection is closed for 60 days to construct the remaining roundabout at this intersection. Detour routes:
    • Local detour: SR 89 north to U.S. 42 east to SR 301 north to U.S. 224 west to SR 58 south to SR 89, and reverse.
    • All other motorists: SR 302 west to SR 301 north to U.S. 224 west to SR 58 south to SR 302, and reverse.
  • Estimated completion of Phase 2: Friday, August 2, 2024
  • This is phase two of the project and will last from approximately June 2024 till August 2024.

Estimated completion of entire project: October 2024

U.S. Route 30 resurfacing

U.S. 30, from SR 98 to just east of SR 602, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Project work includes resurfacing and minor bridge work. Traffic will be maintained at all times. Estimated completion: December 2024


U.S. Route 30 culvert preservation

U.S. 30, from Crawford Wyandot Road to Old Lincoln Highway, will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a culvert maintenance project. One 12-foot lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. Estimated completion: August 2024


State Route 181 resurfacing

SR 181 in the village of Crestline, from SR 61 to Bucyrus Street, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: August 2024


State Route 598 resurfacing

SR 598, between the city of Galion and SR 39, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Estimated completion: August 2024

State Route 96 bridge replacement

SR 96, between SR 603 and SR 545, is closed for 120 days for a bridge replacement project. The detour route will be SR 96 west to SR 545 south to SR 603 north to SR 96, and reverse. Estimated completion: Tuesday, August 20, 2024


State Route 430 culvert replacement

NEW IMPACTS – SR 430, at McElroy Rd, will close Monday, July 8 for a culvert replacement. The detour route will be SR 430 east to SR 39 south to SR 603 north to SR 430, and reverse. Estimated completion: Friday, July 26, 2024


State Route 603 Bridge Replacement

NEW IMPACTS – SR 603, at Crider Road, will close Monday, July 8 for the Crider Rd bridge replacement project. The detour route will be SR 603 north to U.S. 30 west to U.S. 42 north to SR 603, and reverse. Estimated completion: Friday, July 12, 2024

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