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Orange barrels popping up as Turnpike construction season begins

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The orange barrels will be in full bloom starting Monday as construction season begins on the Ohio Turnpike.

The Turnpike Commission estimates it will spend $110 million dollars on projects on the Turnpike this year, including the completion of the final portion of a third lane in Lucas and Wood Counties.

The commission says it will try to maintain two lanes of traffic in three-lane zones during peak travel times, but it cannot promise that it won't be necessary to take some areas down to a single lane.

Third lane widening and bridge work near Milepost 58.0 in Lucas & Wood Counties is expected to cause changes in traffic patterns and reduced speed limits and also affect the following secondary roads:

U.S. 20 (Lucas Co.) – Open with reduced lanes of traffic
Michigan Ave. (Lucas Co.) – Between N. Borgan Dr. & Parkway Dr. will Close 7/14 – 8/23
Stengel Ave. (Lucas Co.) – Between Cady St. & Green Valley Dr. will Close 7/14 – 8/23
SR 65 (Wood Co.) – Open with reduced lanes of traffic (bidirectional traffic)
White Rd. (Wood Co.) – Between Riverbend Ct. & Ford Rd. will close 6/19 – 7/19
Simmons Rd. (Wood Co.) – Between W. Mandell Rd. & E. Mandell Rd. will Close 6/16 – 7/26

This work will continue through the end of the construction season in November.

Resurfacing work between Mileposts 43.3 and 55.5 in Lucas and Fulton Counties will also result in changes in traffic patterns and reduced speed limits in both the east & westbound lanes.

Resurfacing work will continue through November.

In Sandusky County there will be base pavement replacement between Mileposts 101.2 and 107.3. Crews will remove and replace the original pavement in the eastbound right and center lanes.

For those traveling in Cuyahoga County, there will also be base pavement replacement between Mileposts 159.8 and 164.8.

You can visit www.ohiotunpike.org to stay informed about projects that might affect you.

 

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