CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
The weather is starting to warm up and that is good news, but if you have to take the good with the bad, the bad would be that it is now construction season.
A major construction project will affect those who use the Route 21 exit off I-77 south to get into the Valley. That exit will close for 100 days, and drivers will be detoured to 480 east and State Route 17.
There is a massive project that will be underway soon in Cuyahoga Falls as busy Howe Avenue will close from Route 8 east to Main Street. The closure includes the ramp from 8 northbound to Howe and the ramp from Howe to 8 southbound.
If you use Route 2 in the eastern suburbs you will affected by a bridge project that will replace the twin bridges just east of Route 91, that section of Route 2 will be down to one lane in each direction. And, a resurfacing project on Route 2 from the Lake County-Cuyahoga County line to Route 91 will result in slowdowns from lane and ramp closures.
On the west side it is going to be very slow on Columbia Road in Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township as they resurface the road from south of Butternut Ridge Road to Cook Road. Traffic will limited to one lane through the project and will be maintained by flaggers.
These are just a few of the dozens of projects in the area as orange barrel season is underway in Northeast Ohio.