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US30 Project Poised To Make Major Shift

1 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Over the next couple of weeks, work will continue on the massive US30 Rehabilitation Project through Mansfield pretty much as it has for some time.

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Transportation shared the anticipated work taking place next week:

  • SR 545 under U.S. 30 will be reduced to one lane of traffic for overhead bridge painting. Traffic will be maintained with portable traffic signals. This traffic pattern will remain for approximately two weeks.
  • The westbound pattern will consist of maintaining one lane of traffic westbound, from just east of 5th Avenue to SR 13, and two lanes of traffic westbound, from SR 13 to just west of SR 309.
  • The eastbound pattern will consist of maintaining one lane of traffic eastbound, from just west of SR 309 to SR 13, and two lanes of traffic eastbound, from SR 13 to just east of 5th Avenue.
  • The U.S. 30 eastbound exit ramp to SR 39 is closed. The detour route will be to continue eastbound on U.S. 30 to the SR 13 exit, turn right onto Longview Avenue west to SR 13 north, take the SR 13 entrance ramp to U.S. 30 west, and continue west on U.S. 30 to the exit ramp to SR 39. Estimated reopening: September 2022
  • The SR 39 entrance ramp to U.S. 30 eastbound is closed. The detour route will be to continue on SR 39 north to the SR 39 entrance ramp to U.S. 30 west, travel west on U.S. 30 to the Trimble Road exit, turn left on Trimble Road and re-enter onto the Trimble Road entrance ramp to U.S. 30 east. Estimated completion: September 2022
  • The U.S. 30 eastbound exit ramp to 5th Avenue is closed. The detour route will be to continue eastbound on U.S. 30 to the Reed Road exit, turn left on Reed Road, travel north on Reed Road to the entrance ramp to U.S. 30 west, travel west on U.S. 30 to the 5th Avenue exit ramp. Estimated completion: September 2022
  • The 5th Avenue entrance ramp to U.S. 30 east is closed. The detour route will be to continue north on 5th Avenue to the U.S. 30 westbound entrance ramp, travel on U.S. 30 west to the SR 13 exit, turn left on SR 13 to Longview Avenue, and take the Longview Avenue east entrance ramp to U.S. 30 eastbound. Estimated completion: September 2022
  • Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be separated by portable concrete barriers throughout the length of the project. Lane widths will be 11 feet wide throughout the work zone.

It is still anticipated that all work will be completed by the end of May 2023, three years after it began.

There will be one major change occurring most likely before the end of September, as work will shift to the western end of the project zone. Details on this change, and the resulting changes for Richland County drivers, will be shared by ODOT and included in our regular Saturday ODOT updates here on 1812Blockhouse.

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