Spring is here – which means ODOT’s construction season has officially begun.
ODOT director Jerry Wray says it’ll be busy.
The biggest project is the $330 million dollar demolition and construction of the eastbound Innerbelt Bridge in downtown Cleveland, as construction continues on the westbound side. That’s one of six new so-called mega projects costing more than $50 million, which include pavement replacement on I-271 in Summit County, a three-year long reconfiguration of the I-270 and US 23 interchange on Columbus’ north side, the widening of I-71 to three lanes between Columbus and Cleveland and the addition of three interchanges on I-75 in Allen County. Work will continue on the I-670/71 project near downtown Columbus. Long-term projects that will finish this year are the 75/475 interchange upgrade in Lucas County, the reconstruction of I-90 in Ashtabula County, the widening of I-71 in Morrow County and the Nelsonville Bypass on Route 33 in southeast Ohio.