Cleveland, OH (WOIO) - Road construction crews will be out in full force all over Cuyahoga County both this week and next.
On the list of repairs: I-77 Cuyahoga County and State Route 2.
Overnight tonight, Tuesday, October 20 crews will close the I-77 southbound exit ramp to Pleasant Valley Road from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. in order to switch traffic in the vicinity.
Overnight Wednesday, October 21 crews will close the I-77 northbound exit ramp to Pleasant Valley Road during the same timeframe. Interstate 77 north and southbound traffic has been shifted onto the new pavement adjacent to the center median wall between Wallings and Rockside Roads. The Rockside Road eastbound ramp to I-77 northbound remains restricted to one, narrow lane. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and follow all posted signage as traffic patterns have changed. The entire project adds a lane on I-77 between Oakes Road and Rockside Road. Tentative completion date: October 2011.
State Route 2 Westbound Exit Ramp to State Route 306 to Close for Reconstruction as well as State Route 2 Eastbound to Close Temporarily Overnight October 22 & 23
Beginning on Monday, October 26, crews on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will close the SR 2 westbound exit ramp to SR 306 north and southbound for a period of approximately 45 days or until December 10, 2009.
The detour route will be posted utilizing SR 615 and Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20). With this ramp closure, the detour for the SR 2 westbound exit ramp to Lost Nation Road will be altered. The new posted detour will utilize Vine Street to Erie Street. Delays are expected.
The SR 2 westbound ramps to both SR 306 and Lost Nation Road will be closed concurrently for a period of approximately four weeks. While the original intent of the project was to not close any two consecutive ramps concurrently, ODOT - in agreement with local communities including Willoughby and Mentor - has determined that, due to rain-delays during the fall, this additional closure is necessary in order to complete paving work in the existing stage prior to the winter months.
Crews will also implement the temporary closure of State Route 2 eastbound between Vine Street and Lost Nation Road overnight Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. in order to erect structural steel at the Lost Nation Road bridge. State Route 2 eastbound traffic will be detoured via Vine Street eastbound to Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20) eastbound to SR 306 northbound.
On SR 2, traffic in Stage One between Lost Nation Road and Newell Creek/SR 306 has been shifted on to the new SR 2 eastbound pavement.
The SR 2 westbound exit ramp to Lost Nation Road remain closed until approximately November 23. Motorists may detour via Vine and Erie Streets. The Lost Nation Road north and southbound entrance ramps to SR 2 westbound also remain closed
Stevens Blvd. remains closed through October between Ben Hur Ave. and East 365th Street due to additional work needed for culvert installation. Motorists may detour via SR 91, Vine Street and Erie Street.
Through the fall of 2009, the Vine Street eastbound entrance ramp to SR 2 westbound is closed. Motorists may detour via SR 91.
Through the fall of 2010, Lost Nation Road traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction between Wood Road and Riverside Commons and Reeves Road remains closed at Lost Nation Road. The detour is set utilizing Hurricane Drive.
Widening work in Stage Two between SR 91 and Stevens Blvd. will take place during the 2010 construction season and widening in Stage Three between Stevens Blvd. and Lost Nation Road will take place during the 2011 construction season. *Please note: Work between Stevens Boulevard and Lost Nation Road was originally intended to be completed during the 2010 construction season, however due to delays in securing structural steel for the Lost Nation Road bridge, stages two and three have been reversed.
The entire three-stage project rehabilitates SR 2 and adds a lane between SR 91 and Newell Creek/SR 306 and is expected to be completed in October 2011.
All dates and times are approximate and weather dependent.