June 26, 2016

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Lanes to close west of Medina’s Public Square

MEDINA — Beginning Monday, motorists will face lane closures along state Route 18, west of Public Square to State Street, as workers apply the final layer of asphalt to the highway.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the work will be done during the day after morning rush hour.

Earlier this months, city officials announced that ODOT officials and contractor, Kokosing Construction Co., had agreed to do as much of the repaving as possible at night.

In addition, off-duty Medina police officers were assigned to handle traffic control around the work areas.

The actions came in response to complaints about traffic congestion caused by the repaving of two major roadways — Route 18 east and west of the city and Route 57 south of the city — simultaneously.

The work is nearing completion. The top layer of asphalt on Route 18 east of the city was laid down last week and repaving of Route 57, from Public Square south to the city limits, near Lexington Ridge Road, was finished earlier this month.

The entire project is expected to be done by December, ODOT officials said.

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