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ODOT will start new projects in Portage this week

By MATTHEW MERCHANT Record-Courier reporter Published: June 4, 2017 5:00 PM

The Ohio Department of Transportation has several new projects in the works in Portage County.

Route 43 over I-76 in Brimfield and Suffield Townships is reduced to one lane in each direction nightly between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for bridge repairs.

Beginning June 5, Route 43 between the Stark County line to just south of Tallmadge Road and between I-76 to Brimfield Drive will have various daily lane restrictions for resurfacing and bridge repairs.

This work is the beginning of $2.1 million project to resurface Route 43. The project also includes minor bridge repairs and is scheduled to be completed by August.

Route 88 in Nelson Township between Route 305 and the Geauga County line has various daily lane restrictions for chip sealing.

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This work is part of a $900,000 project to chip seal various routes in Ashtabula, Portage and Trumbull counties. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late July.

In the city of Kent, starting June 5, at 9 a.m., Route 261 westbound between Franklin Avenue and Mogadore Road will be closed through June 6 at 5 p.m. for bridge repairs. The detour will be East Howe Road to Route 91 to Route 59 to Route 43.

Then, beginning June 8, at 9 a.m., Route 261 eastbound between Franklin Avenue and Mogadore Road will be closed through June 9 at 5 p.m. for bridge repairs. The detour will be East Howe Road to Route 91 to Route 59 to Route 43.

This work is part of a $1.8 million project to make bridge repairs to the Route 261 bridge over Plum Creek, just east of Mogadore Road. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late September.

Route 422 eastbound in Nelson Township is closed between the Geauga County line and the Trumbull County line for four culvert replacements. The detour is Route 282 to Route 305.

This work is part of a $700,000 project to resurface Route 422 between the Trumbull County line and the Geauga County line. The project also includes the replacement of four culverts and is scheduled to be completed by late July.


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