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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Weekly Ashland Construction Updates: May 13 - May 20, 2024



ASHLAND COUNTY – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has released the anticipated construction projects affecting highways in Ashland County for the upcoming week. All outlined work is contingent upon weather conditions and is subject to change.

 

New Construction Impacts:

 

State Route 89 Culvert Replacement: Commencing Monday, May 20, State Route 89, spanning between Glenn Street and Perry Township Road 395, will undergo closure for the replacement of two culverts. The designated detour route will redirect traffic northbound on State Route 89 to U.S. Route 30 west, leading to State Route 60 north, then onto U.S. Route 42 north to U.S. Route 250 east, eventually reconnecting with State Route 89. Estimated completion of this project is slated for Friday, June 7, 2024.

 

Continuing Construction Impacts:

 

U.S. Route 42 & State Route 302 Intersection Improvement: The ongoing transformation of the U.S. Route 42 and State Route 302 intersection into a single-lane roundabout continues to affect traffic flow. State Route 302 eastbound, stretching from U.S. Route 42 to Township Rd 251/1080 intersection, remains closed to facilitate construction. However, the intersection at U.S. Route 42 and State Route 302 remains accessible for motorists. During this phase, access along State Route 302 is reserved exclusively for residents and emergency personnel, with entry permitted solely from State Route 302 westbound. The designated detour for other motorists redirects traffic westward on State Route 302, leading to State Route 301 north, then U.S. Route 224 west, followed by State Route 58 south, eventually reconvening with State Route 302. Phase one of this project is expected to persist from April 2024 until June 2024, with the entire project estimated for completion in October 2024.

 

State Route 89 & State Route 302 Intersection Improvement: Similar to the U.S. Route 42 and State Route 302 intersection project, the conversion of the State Route 89 and State Route 302 intersection into a single-lane roundabout is underway. State Route 302 eastbound, from State Route 89 to U.S. Route 42 intersection, is closed to facilitate construction. Nevertheless, access along State Route 89 is maintained for motorists, while access on State Route 302 is restricted to residents and emergency personnel, who must enter from State Route 302 westbound. The designated detour for non-resident motorists follows the same route as the U.S. Route 42 and State Route 302 intersection project. Phase one of this project is anticipated to last from April 2024 until June 2024, with the entire project scheduled for completion in October 2024.

 

As motorists navigate through these construction zones, patience and adherence to designated detour routes are encouraged to ensure the safety of all travelers and construction crews. ODOT advises drivers to remain vigilant and follow all posted signage and instructions.

 

For further updates and additional information regarding these construction projects, individuals are advised to consult the Ohio Department of Transportation's official website.

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