If you haven’t encountered orange barrels yet this spring, there’s a good bet that you’ll do so soon on northern Ohio’s roadways.
So, to help you avoid the necessary aggravation for what eventually will be smoother drives ahead, we’ve compiled the list of big projects in the works or already underway in the Greater Cleveland-Akron area.
Included below, you’ll find Ohio Department of Transportation projects for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties.
The road projects are grouped together by county. So, for example, if it’s Lake County where you do most of your driving, scroll below the listings for Cuyahoga and Geauga counties to find the projects on tap for Lake County.
Some of the work listed below is already close to wrapping up. Other projects won’t get started for a few months. The dates are included.
Plan ahead to minimize your delays. And if the roadwork is too aggravating, don’t despair: winter is just a few months away. The road crews won’t be doing much work then.
Road Projects in Cleveland
St. Casmir Way
|Location: St. Casmir Way, Cleveland||Estimated Start Date: April 2018|
|Bid Amount: $415,978||Estimated Completion Date: August 2018|
|Description: Replace the St. Casmir Way (park road connector from MLK Jr. Drive to Ansel Road) bridge over Doan Brook, in the city of Cleveland.||Impact: Street will be closed for almost 150 days. Motorist will be detoured via Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., St. Clair Ave. and Ansel Rd. Short-term lane closures on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive may take place for deliveries.|
|Location: East 55th Street, Cleveland||Start Date: June 2017|
|Bid Amount: $5,496,732||Estimated End Date: October 2018|
|Description: Resurface East 55th St. between Broadway Ave. and Superior Ave. in the city of Cleveland.||Impact: Traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction.|
Huron and Prospect roads
|Location: Huron Road, Prospect Avenue, West 6th Street, West 3rd Street and West 2nd Street, Cleveland||Estimated Start Date: March 2018|
|Bid Amount: $13,990,873||Estimated Completion Date: November 2020|
|Description: Repairs to Huron Road, Prospect Ave., West 6th Street, West 3rd Street and West 2nd Street bridges over GCRTA station in the city of Cleveland.||Impact: Traffic will be maintained in 2018. Street restrictions and temporary lane closures will take place in 2019 and 2020.|
|Location: I-480, Cleveland, Maple Heights and Warrensville Heights||Start Date: March 2018|
|Bid Amount: $6,950,298||Estimated End Date: October 2018|
|Description: Reconfigure the I-480 eastbound lanes near Warrensville Center Rd. to provide three lanes of traffic to continue on I-480 past the I-271 split in the cities of Warrensville Hts., Maple Hts. And Cleveland.||Impact Traffic will be maintained utilizing lane shifts. Off-peak lane and ramp closures. Detours will be posted.|
Ohio 10 (Lorain Road)
|Location: State Route 10 (Lorain Road), Fairview Park and Cleveland.||Estimated Start Date: June 2018|
|Bid Amount: $1,020,000||Estimated End Date: October 2018|
|Description: Upgrade fencing on SR 10 bridge over the Rocky River in the cities of Fairview Park and Cleveland.||Impact: Traffic will be maintained. Pedestrians detours will be posted.|
|Location: Interstate 77, Cuyahoga Heights||Estimated Start Date: March 2018|
|Bid Amount: $7,848,580||Estimated End Date: June 2019|
|Description: Replace the I-77 southbound exit ramp bridge to SR 21 southbound in the city of Cuyahoga Hts.||Impact: Intermittent closures of the I-77 southbound exit ramp to SR 21 southbound. Detour will be posted.|
Martin Luther King Drive
|Location: Martin Luther King Drive, Cleveland||Start Date: February 2018|
|Bid Amount: $1,166,838||Estimated End Date: October 2018|
|Description: Replace a concrete arch on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. over Doan Brook south of Jeptha Dr. in the city of Cleveland.||Impact: Traffic will be maintained utilizing traffic shifts.|
These are only the part of the projects that are scheduled in the nearest years. Please, stay connected to our website to get more information. You can check the online traffic here.