Ohio Department of Transportation

12/05/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2019 07:10

12-05-2019 - Weekly Construction Report

For the Week of December 9

LORAIN COUNTYUS Route 6: Bridge Repairs
US 6, between Washington Ave. and Arizona Ave., will be reduced to one lane of traffic for bridge repairs on the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge. The westbound lanes and south sidewalk are closed. Traffic will be maintained in the eastbound lanes and pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the north sidewalk. Intermittent bridge lifts are scheduled as crews complete bridge work. The openings should not be any longer than those normally utilized to allow passage of a vessel. A sidewalk detour is posted for pedestrians. Specific project work can be found online at dot.state.oh.us/districts/D03/Pages/LOR-6-Charles-Berry-Bascule-Bridge0501-5976.aspx. The project is expected to be complete March 2020.

US Route 20: Major Widening ***UPDATE***
US 20, between Stoney Ridge Rd. and Lear Nagle Rd., will have one lane of traffic maintained in each direction. Traffic on US 20, from Jaycox to Lear Nagle, will be shifted onto the new asphalt; and traffic on US 20, from Stoney Ridge to Jaycox will be shifted onto the temporary pavement. Watermain installation along US 20 (northside) will begin at Jaycox and crews will work towards the west end of the project limists.Work will begin on the second phase of the French Creek Culvert on US 20, near St. Peters. Two 10 ft. lanes will be maintained in this area (note: the center turn lane will be eliminated). Work continues on the Root Rd. structure over French Creek and grading in preparation for new asphalt pavement is taking place.Crews will be working on driveways along Root Rd. Root Rd. is open to southbound traffic only. Lanes widths throughout the project will be reduced to 10 ft. Three lanes of traffic will be maintained; one eastbound lane, one westbound lane and a center turn lane. Specific project work can be found online atdot.state.oh.us/districts/D03/Pages/LOR-US-20-.aspx. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing by the work zone. Pedestrians and bicyclists should use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone and stay out of the active work area to avoid conflicts with construction vehicles and equipment. The project is expected to be complete in Fall of 2020. However, all work is weather dependent and is subject to change.

US Route 20: Bridge Replacement
US 20 over Ridgeway Ditch, between Case Rd. and Fowlers Run, will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for a bridge replacement project.The project is expected to be complete May 2020.

North Carpenter Road
North Carpenter Rd., from Concord Dr. to Boston Rd., will have single lane closures throughout the project. North Carpenter Rd. northbound, between Grafton Rd. and Valley Forge Dr., is now closed. Concrete pavement, sidewalks, and driveway aprons are being installed at various locations along the project limits. The detour route for northbound motorists is to go east on SR 303 to W. 130th St., north on W. 130th St. to Grafton Rd., west on Grafton Rd. to North Carpenter Rd., and reverse for southbound motorists. ALL northbound traffic will be detoured. Southbound traffic will be maintained for local traffic ONLY. This phase of the project is expected to be complete in 120 days. Detour routes are posted. For more informationvisit our website at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D03/Pages/North-Carpenter-Road-.aspx. The entire project is expected to be complete September 2020.

Interstate 71 ***UPDATE***
I-71 southbound, just before the Ridgewood Rd. overpass, will have a single lane closure as crews complete noise wall maintenance and repairs. No lane closures will occur when snow and ice operations are being performed. The project is expected to be complete December 2019; however, all work is weather dependent and is subject to change.

US Route 30 Eastbound Ramp ***NEW***
The US 30 eastbound ramp to I-71 northbound will have night time closures ONLY beginning Sunday, December 8 for ramp repairs. The closures will be from 6:00pm to 6:00am. The detour route for motorists headed to I-71 northbound will be to continue east on US 30 to the Koogle Road exit, turn right onto Koogle Road, and then merge onto I-71 northbound. The ramp is expected to reopen Friday, December 13 at 6:00am.

US Route 42 ***UPDATE***
US 42, from Grace St. in the City of Mansfield to Baney Rd. in the City of Ashland, will have intermittent lane closures for a resurfacing project. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. The project is expected to be complete December 2019.​