June 28, 2016

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More work on I-76 near Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — The orange barrels are on the move again along Interstate 76.

I-76’s westbound entrance ramp from state Route 94 and the westbound exit ramp to state Route 57 were reopened this week.

But the entrance and exit ramps linking I-76 to state Route 261 were closed Monday for at least two weeks and the interstate’s westbound exit ramp to Route 261 is scheduled to close July 22.

One lane of the I-76 exit ramp to Route 94, near The Galaxy restaurant, is scheduled to close Aug. 6.

The road closings are all part of a $17.7 million project aimed at rebuilding I-76 in Medina County.

The project 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.

Work on the Route 57 ramps have been completed, along with bridge work on Leatherman Road between Blake and Greenwich roads, and Hartman Road. All these roads are open.

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s 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, visit www.wadsworthcity.com. For traffic updates visit ODOT’s website, www.ohgo.com.

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