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No left turns off Route 42 in work area

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The Ohio Department of Transportation issued the following updates Friday on Medina County road projects:

U.S. Route 42, Medina Township and Medina

Referring to work on U.S. Route 42, also known as North Court Street and Pearl Road, the city said Stonegate Drive remains closed until Aug. 4. Weather could affect the project.

Traffic has been shifted to the south side of Reagan Parkway as work has continued north of Reagan Parkway.

Beginning Wednesday through July 26, there will be no left turns from 42 onto East Reagan Parkway, West Reagan Parkway, Hillview Way, Ledgewood Drive, Grande Boulevard and Stonegate Drive.

Route 42, from just south of Harding Street to just south of Reagan Parkway, will have restricted lane widths as widening occurs on the west side.

Route 42, from Highland Drive/Harding Street to Reagan Parkway, will have intermittent lane closures.

Grande Boulevard, at the intersection with Route 42, is reduced to 10-foot lanes and shifted to the north side of the road as work continues.

The project is expected to be completed in October 2018.

Interstate 76/state Route 94, Wadsworth

Interstate 76 at its interchange with state Route 94 in Wadsworth has the inside and outside shoulders closed. State Route 94 (High Street), north of Valley View to Smokerise drives, has two lanes of through-traffic northbound and one lane of through-traffic southbound with a center left turn lane along the project corridor. Great Oaks Trail between High Street and Freedom Drive is reduced to one lane in each direction. Additional lane closures are possible. The project is expected to be completed in June 2018.

State Route 94/Granger Road, Granger Township

The intersection of state Route 94 and Granger Road is closed for the construction of a roundabout. Crews are working on required excavations and embankments. Access will be maintained to residents within the project limits. It is expected to reopen in August.

Interstate 71

Interstate 71, from the Ridgewood Road overpass to the Cuyahoga County line, will have single- and double-lane closures for resurfacing. The majority of the work will take place 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. The speed limit is reduced to 50-55 mph. It is expected to be completed in December.

State Route 3, Westfield and Guilford townships

State Route 3, between Mud Lake Road and West Maple Drive in Westfield and Guilford townships, is closed for two culvert replacements. The road is expected to reopen Friday.

Old Weymouth Road, Medina Township

Old Weymouth Road (County Road 32), east of state Route 3, is closed for a bridge replacement. The road is expected to reopen this month.

State Road, Hinckley Township

State Road (County Road 44), north of Ledge Road, is closed for a bridge replacement. Access to Whipps Ledges is available from the north and the parking area near the bridge will be open and accessible from the south. The adjacent walking path and pedestrian bridge will remain open. The road is expected to reopen this month.

State Route 162, Spencer, Chatham and Lafayette townships

State Route 162, from the village of Spencer to Lafayette Road, will have one-lane closures for resurfacing. The project is expected to be completed in October.

Bagdad Road, Medina Township

Bagdad Road, between Weymouth and Hood roads, is closed for 90 days for a bridge replacement. The project is a part of the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program.

State Route 261, Sharon Township and Wadsworth

State Route 261, from state Route 94 to the Summit County line, could be reduced to one-lane traffic as needed for resurfacing. The project is expected to be completed in September.

ODOT said all project work can be found online.



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