June 29, 2016

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State transportation department plans work on I-76

WADSWORTH — Interstate 76’s westbound entrance ramp from state Route 261 is scheduled to close Wednesday for at least two weeks.

Also on Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Transportation is expected to begin reconstruction of the I-76 westbound exit ramp to state Route 94.

The ramp will remain open. The work will be done one lane at a time over about 60 days, officials said.

I-76’s westbound exit ramp at state Route 57 and westbound entrance ramp from Route 94 — both of which have been closed — will reopen before that work is started.

A portion of Hartman Road reopened Wednesday after being closed for 14 days for bridge repairs.

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

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

Wadsworth officials said the project is about 30 days behind schedule because of contractor and ODOT delays.

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, wadsworthcity.com. For traffic updates visit ODOT’s website, www.ohgo.com.

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