July 1, 2016

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Remsen Road bridge to close for repairs

The bridge on Remsen Road over Interstate 71 in Medina Township will close Monday for a rehabilitation project expected to last until mid-September.

A news release from the Oho Department of Transportation said the $1 million project is part of a larger schedule of systematic bridge repairs along the I-71 corridor.

These bridges are the original bridge decks from when the interstate was constructed in the 1960s and ‘70s and are due for replacement or renovation, ODOT spokeswoman Christine Myers said.

Myers said the bridges were not replaced or renovated when a third lane was added to the interstate last year.

The contract for the project went to Shelly & Sands Inc. of Akron. The same company is working on a state-funded road project along Interstate 76 in Wadsworth and also will renovate a bridge on Sleepy Hollow Road over I-71 in Brunswick Hills Township beginning in May, officials said. That project will close the bridge for about five months.

Motorists along Remsen Road are encouraged to use Weymouth Road (state Route 3), Ledge Road and Ridge Road (state Route 94) as alternates around the closure.

— from staff reports

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