Construction projects wrapping up for the holidays

Traffic cones.

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The City of Toledo says that a number of projects around the city are either ending or being put on hold for the holiday season.

Doug Stephens with the City of Toledo Engineering tells 13abc that construction on Sylvania Avenue near the Franklin Park Mall is nearing completion. He says that the resurfacing project is expected to be finished by Wednesday, November 22nd. That's the day before Thanksgiving. Stephens says that the work is weather-permitting, and if the work is delayed, the city will resume work the Monday after Thanksgiving, although he says that work will likely only take an extra day. But drivers can expect all lanes to be open during Thanksgiving and the weekend after.

That project started back in August, and Stephens says that work is on time.

Boers-Boyer Way is also set to reopen for holiday traffic.

Carrie Hartman with the City of Toledo says that reconstruction of that road will temporarily halt on November 22nd in anticipation of holiday traffic to and from the Docks businesses.

Hartman says that the road will remain open through the holidays, and will close again in January 2018. She says that construction will resume, and the road will stay closed through October 2018, although access will be maintained to the Docks via Boers-Boyer Way from Main Street.

In other parts of the city, ODOT says that Pioneer Lane near Central Avenue and Willys Parkway near Pioneer Lane are still closed through July 2018. ODOT says that the following ramps are also closed through July, 2018:

- Phillips Avenue to southbound I-75
- Jeep/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75
- Jeep/Willys Parkway to northbound I-75
- Southbound I-75 to Jeep/Willys Parkway

Rebecca Dangelo with ODOT says drivers can expect work to continue on I-75 in that area through the winter.

The bridge painting project on the High Level Bridge has also been put on hold for the winter. ODOT says that work will resume on the bridge in spring 2018.

Lucas County drivers will also still have to detour around the closure on Raab Road between Frankfort and Angola through next summer. And in Ottawa County, the lift bridge in Port Clinton on SR 163 will remain closed through May 2018.

Aside from closures already in place, ODOT says that there are no big projects that will prompt closures through the holidays.