July 25, 2016

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I-76 ramps to close in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Interstate 76’s westbound entrance ramp from state Route 94 and the westbound exit ramp to state Route 76 will close Monday for at least two weeks.

Bad weather could keep the ramps closed longer.

The work is part of a $17.7 million project aimed at rebuilding I-76 in Medina County.

Work began in the summer of 2012 on the eastbound lanes. This year, work began on the westbound lanes of I-76, between state Route 57 and the Summit County line.

Ohio Department of Transportation officials said an attempt will be made to maintain two lanes of traffic whenever possible, but motorists should anticipate reduced speeds through the construction area. Travel in the eastbound lanes also may be disrupted.

ODOT reports that the 2013 portion of the project is about 25 days behind schedule.

In addition to the interstate ramps, several nearby roads also have been affected.

Leatherman Road has been closed since June 10 between Blake and Greenwich roads because of bridge work expected to last 14 days. Following that, a portion of Hartman Road will be closed for 14 days for bridge work there.

ODOT District 3, headquartered in Ashland, is responsible for this project. Shelly & Sands Inc. is the prime contractor, in charge of maintaining detour routes and signage for directing travelers.

For more information, go to the city of Wadsworth’s website, www.wadsworthcity.com. For traffic updates visit ODOT’s website, www.ohgo.com.

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