ODOT says contractor did not abide by their requirements to have all lanes open on Interstate 90 in Cleveland

Updated: Sep. 12, 2018 at 8:55 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Transportation said the left lanes on Interstate 90 eastbound are closed between Ontario Street and State Route 2.


The reason for the lanes being closed is because of roadwork being done.

ODOT released a statement about the traffic jam:

The contractor performing the resurfacing work on I-90 east this morning - once again did not abide by their contract requirement to have all lanes open before 6 a.m. We understand the severe impact of their actions. ODOT will continue to address this with the contractor, which includes documentation of incidents on the contractor's evaluation and fines for not following contract requirements. Contractor evaluations are provided at the conclusion of each ODOT project. Burton Scot's actions will adversely impact their rating and will determine future work with the state. Yes this is the same company. Project resurfaces I-90 east and westbound between I-77 and SR 2. I will look into fine information from the previous incident.

Officials said drivers should be careful while driving through this area and they should also expect delays on the way to their destination.

The Ohio Department of Transportation also posts the latest construction areas and up to date accidents.

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