MANSFIELD – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Richland County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.
U.S. Route 30 major rehabilitation – U.S. 30, from State Route 309 to just east of the 5th Avenue ramps, will have single lane closures for a major rehabilitation project. Traffic will always be maintained.
A traffic pattern switch is tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday, September 9. This date could be adjusted to the following night, weather permitting. The current eastbound configuration will not be altered during this traffic patter switch. Only westbound will be affected.
U.S. 30 eastbound – One lane of eastbound traffic will be maintained from just west of SR 309 to SR 13, and two lanes of traffic eastbound form SR 13 to just east of 5th Avenue.
U.S. 30 westbound – One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained from just east of 5th Avenue to SR 13, and two lanes of traffic westbound from SR 13 to just west of Trimble Road.
U.S. 30 westbound access to exits at 5th Avenue, SR 13, Trimble Road, and SR 309 are currently being maintained. Access from U.S. 30 westbound to SR 545 and SR 39 will not be permitted (ramps closed).
Construction of the U.S. 30 westbound lanes and reconstruction of the ramps is tentatively scheduled to be complete September 2021.
Closure of the U.S. 30 westbound exit and entrance ramps to SR 545.
Closure of the U.S. 30 westbound exit and entrance ramp to SR 39. The detour route will be U.S. 30 westbound to Trimble Road exit, south on Trimble Road to U.S. 30 eastbound, and U.S. 30 eastbound to the SR 39 exit.
Closure of the 5th Avenue entrance ramp to U.S. 30 westbound. The detour route will be 5th Avenue to U.S. 30 eastbound, east on U.S. 30 to the Reed Road exit, and north on Reed Road to U.S. 30 westbound.
Lane widths will be 11’ throughout the length of the project.
All eastbound exits will be maintained throughout the season, except for the SR 545 exit which has been permanently removed per project plans.
Eastbound and westbound traffic will be separated by portable concrete barrier throughout the length of the project.
Estimated completion of entire project: May 2023
State Route 603 culvert replacement – NEW IMPACTS – State Route 603, just south of Franklin Church Road, will close Monday, September 13 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for southbound motorists will be SR 603 to SR 13, south on SR 13 to SR 96, east on SR 96 to SR 603, and reverse for northbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, Sept. 17.