April 23, 2014

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Work starts Monday on Interstate 76

Starting Monday, the Ohio Department of Transportation will resume reconstruction of Interstate 76 between state Route 57 and the Summit County line.

The $17.7 million project began last summer with work on the eastbound lanes completed. The westbound lanes will be done this year, according to an ODOT news release.

“Attempts will be made to maintain two lanes of traffic whenever possible,” the news release said, “but motorists should anticipate travel to be at reduced speeds through the construction area, and travel in the eastbound lanes may be disrupted as well.”

The project will include reconstruction of the highway, ramp closings, and reconstructions and bridge improvements in Wadsworth.

The eastbound entrance ramp on state Route 261 to I-76 and U.S. Route 224 is scheduled to close Monday.

Ramp closures are expected to occur throughout the summer and fall, and closures for the eastbound entrance and exit ramps at state routes 261 and 94 are planned for two-week periods.

For more information, visit www.wadsworthcity.com or www.ohgo.com.